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How old will Rhode Island's Central Landfill grow?

The Ocean State’s garbage cans empty into Johnston. But how long will Johnston remain Rhode Island’s dump? Estimates for the landfill’s lifespan are shifting. The Rhode Island …

Johnston’s Town Republican Committee holds signature party

On a recent beautiful summer morning, Saturday, July 9, the Johnston Town Republican Committee (JTRC) held a Signature Party in Johnston. “This is an exciting time for change,” said …

Relative opponents squabble over residency in RI District 42

Former Massachusetts congressman and U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill coined the famous phrase: “All politics is local.” In Rhode Island, local politics tend to be …
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New blood joins Johnston Democratic Town Committee

The special and sincere smile on Stephen “Steve” Mandarelli’s face was brighter than usual the other night inside the Johnston Democratic Town Committee (JDTC) Headquarters at 1505 …

Johnston Police Log, Aug. 4, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following police log information has been taken from public record police incident and arrest reports provided by the Johnston Police Department.

Governor tours Tri-County Community Action Agency in Johnston

There was some interesting and important conversation last Thursday morning inside the Tri-County Community Action Agency located at 1128 Hartford Ave. in Johnston. Discussion centered around …
Sports

JLL 10's reach District I final

The Johnston Little League 10 year old All-Star team was in the thick of its district tournament last week and punched its ticket to the District I Championship game against Cranston Western. CWLL …
SPORTS

Bishop Hendricken Hawks swept in Championship series

The Bishop Hendricken Hawks were swept in the best-of-three Division I Baseball Championship Series on Saturday, falling 10-7 in Game 2 to the North Kingstown Skippers at Rhode …
SPORTS

Gershkoff Auburn Post 20 splits doubleheader

Ruben Fernandez hit a two-run single in the bottom of the 7th inning to give Gershkoff Auburn Post 20 a thrilling 8-7 walk-off win over South Kingstown Post 39 in Game 1 of their …
RhodyLife

Collecting U.S. Bayonets: 1775-2022

Since I began collecting historic arms in the mid-1980s, I always wanted to have the correct bayonet to go with each gun. Without the bayonet they just didn’t seem complete. The good thing …

Elks annual 365 Outing

It’s a tradition unlike any other. An event steeped with love, caring and compassion. It’s an event hosted by 110 valuable volunteers who actually pay – then serve – an …

Cranston pharmacy manager recognized for development of rapid test kiosk

Kaitlyn Pouliot, 29, pursued pharmacy as a way to combine her love of science/chemistry and finding a way to help people. Now a pharmacy manager at CVS on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston, Pouliot played …
Police Logs

Rhode Island labor leader arrested, charged with DUI

At 12:07 a.m., Sunday, July 17, Rhode Island State Troopers arrested Michael F. Sabitoni, 55, of 22 Peppermint Lane, Johnston, for Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs …

Johnston Police Log, July 21, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following police log information has been taken from public record police incident and arrest reports provided by the Johnston Police Department.

Johnston Police will be watching for motorists who disregard that giant white ‘X’ painted on Killingly Street

Ever have trouble turning off your neighborhood street during rush hour in Johnston? Johnston Police are hoping to help alleviate the problem in at least one problem area, as they warn motorists, …
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Soleil

When you wake up every morning you can wake up to Soleil...she always brings the sunshine! She recently had a litter of puppies and now is hoping to find the perfect home for herself! She's fun, …
Editorial
There’s no doubt that this year’s legislative session of the General Assembly was one for the history books, but there do remain a few lingering questions as the session winds down, with …
Letters
I am writing to announce my campaign for State Senate in District 25, here in Johnston, an office that I previously held. As a Johnston homeowner, taxpayer, and father of three children, I am fed up …