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Another big year

The annual Gary Mazzie Memorial Golf Tournament made its return earlier this month at Valley Country Club and hosted a large field of alumni as it continues to raise funds on behalf of the Johnston …
THREE INJURED: Passengers react to the deer’s sudden entry earlier this week, captured on an interior bus camera. According to police, three passengers suffered minor injuries.

Deer jumps through RIPTA bus windshield on Warwick Avenue

A deer jumped through the windshield of a RIPTA bus traveling on Warwick Avenue Monday, injuring three passengers. The incident happened near the intersection with Sachem Avenue near the …
DAY ONE PROJECT HELPERS: From left to right, Jacob’s friends were indispensable. Seth Fontenault, James Fashjian, Jacob Spence, Trey Worthy, Alex Farland and Dominic Whitten all pitched in on Jacob’s project.

An Eagle shows the way

Jacob Spence knows Johnston’s War Memorial Park like the back of his hand. Now, the Johnston Eagle Scout hopes to make the park more familiar to visitors, town natives, and tourists alike. …
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LEOBOR amended going to governor’s desk

STORY OF THE WEEK: After an update of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights recently got close to the finish line, there was 0.0% chance that legislative leaders wouldn’t get it …
There was a rather unique pre-Mother’s Day Party last month at Little Angel’s Academy located at 415 Central Ave. in Johnston.

Mom’s little muffins

There was a rather unique pre-Mother’s Day Party last month at Little Angel’s Academy located at 415 Central Ave. in Johnston. The preschoolers were all very eager to express their …
THE LATEST: This architectural rendering envisions the finished product.

PROGRESS: Johnston Elementary School construction climbs toward completion

Future elementary school students in Johnston will be shown how to climb to new heights at their new school, when it’s finished. The Johnston School Building Committee recently approved …
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Gaspee 5K expects largest race ever

The annual Gaspee Days 5K foot race will be making its return this June and is expected to host its largest pool of runners ever. The Gaspee Days 5K is the state’s oldest foot race and has …

New-look lax co-op settling in

The Cranston East-Johnston boys lacrosse co-op is searching for its first win as it gets settled into the 2024 spring season. The Thundercat roster has undergone significant change from last …
SLOW BITE: Anglers George Homes, Jr., Reece Quinn and Even Oldrid ,Tollgate High School students, said the trout bite at Gordon’s Pond slowed Saturday morning as a weather front moved in. (Submitted photos)

2024 fishing regulations posted

The RI Department of Environmental Management filed new regulations for the 2024 fishing season last week. Anglers should take note that we have a striped bass filet law in place now that applies to …
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Searching “Bunker Hill” in the Newspapers

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Battle of “Bunker” Hill loss petitions I had been cataloging in my files. I’ve also been doing newspaper searches to add more information by date …
Hardiman in his office.

Heart transplant saves life of Foster resident Tommy Hardiman

By late November 2022, Tommy Hardiman’s diseased heart was failing so badly that his medical team at Tufts Medical Center in Boston feared he could soon die. For months, Hardiman, a Foster …

Trinity’s “La Cage...” is la grande

Director Taavon Gamble has gone full throttle with Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman’s high energy musical, “La Cage aux Folles” filling Trinity Rep’s Dowling Theatre with …
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GUEST OPINION: Lobbyists advocate for prostitution in Rhode Island

Last Tuesday, June 4, the RI House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill (H 7165A) that’s a step toward decriminalizing prostitution. Lobbyists for decriminalized prostitution have …

Johnston man sentenced to 10 years for fentanyl trafficking

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island, the “leader of a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy that distributed and possessed enough fentanyl to create more than two …
Warwick Police are investigating a major gun theft on Post Road. Around 3:52 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2024 Warwick Police responded to RI Guns, at 1175 Post Road for an alarm, according to police.

Warwick Police: Around 30 handguns swiped in gun store break-in

Warwick Police are investigating a major gun theft on Post Road. Around 3:52 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2024 Warwick Police responded to RI Guns, at 1175 Post Road for an alarm. “Upon …
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Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix is such a unique looking boy with his incredible two different colored eyes complimented by his stunning Catahoula coat. He is as smart as a whip and will sit like the perfect gentleman for a …

 
Editorial
STORY OF THE WEEK: In a sure sign that the end of the General Assembly session is approaching, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi slated a budget caucus yesterday afternoon at the State House. A memo this …
Letters
Now that I have finally had the chance to catch my breath, I would like to extend my most sincere appreciation and gratitude for the outpouring of support that my family and I have received during …
Jayanah Rollins
Hope upsets Johnston
The top-seeded Johnston girls basketball team was upset 45-42 by No. 3 Hope in the Division IV Championship on Monday at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. The Panthers had beaten the Blue Wave …
POLAR PACK: This is the 43-player field that played in the 8th Annual Polar Golf Tournament at Glocester Country Club and raised $2,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital on New Year’s Day. (Submitted photos)
Polar golf tourney raises $2k for Hasbro
Glocester Country Club, a picturesque nine-hole layout located on the shores of Waterman Lake in Chepachet and was founded in 1929, recently added an impressive chapter to Rhode Island’s …
Coach Toni Marie Achille greets Lauren Barnes at first base
Panthers finish season with Senior Night
The Johnston softball team struggled through most of this season, but it finished the year on a high note this past Saturday by celebrating Senior Night. Though the Panthers lost 11-1 to West …
Joe Pecchia delivers a pitch
Panthers celebrate seniors with 15th straight win
Rain was the only thing that could put a slight damper on the Johnston baseball team’s Senior Night on Monday. Otherwise, the Panthers celebrated in style. Behind two big innings at the plate …

Gaspee 5K expects largest race ever

The annual Gaspee Days 5K foot race will be making its return this June and is expected to host its largest pool of runners ever. The Gaspee Days 5K is the state’s oldest foot race and has …