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Johnston High SADD group helps stock parish food pantry shelves

SADD (Students Against Dangerous Decisions) made sure the Parish Food Shelves at St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church are again full. Johnston High School undergrads like Emily Klein, Nicki …

Panthers win Pre-Teen title

On a cold, blustery late fall Sunday afternoon , with a raucous crowd, the Johnston Youth Panther JV football team won the 2022 state championship 8-0 over perennial powerhouse North …

Holiday flare promised at Johnston PTSO’s Holly Fair

It’s important, interesting and impressive. It supports the students and faculty at Johnston High School. It’s called the Holly Fair and the Dec. 3 event is one of two major …
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SUNGLASSES SWIPED

Johnston Police: Have you seen these shoppers?

Johnston Police are looking for a trio of alleged shade thieves. Around 1:15 p.m., Nov. 8, Johnston Police responded to a local business to investigate a reported designer sunglasses …
‘Promise of a cure one day’

Yet again, Johnston Memorial Cancer Events helps Hasbro heal

The words — “Johnston Memorial Cancer Events” — are prominently printed at several locations inside Hasbro Children’s Hospital, which recently completed a full …

AG: Pawtucket man sentenced for violent Johnston home invasion

A Pawtucket man has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars in connection to a 2021 violent home invasion in Johnston. His alleged accomplice has never been identified. Rhode Island Attorney …
Sports
SPORTS

Johnston native Joe Mazzulla named Celtics’ head coach

The Boston Celtics of the NBA announced last week that Johnston native Joe Mazzulla would be promoted to interim head coach for the upcoming season after the suspension of Ime Udoka. Mazzulla, 34, …

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 …
RhodyLife

RI Philharmonic Orchestra ushers in the holiday season

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra embraces the holiday season’s festivities with three concerts this December. On Dec. 4, the annual tradition of the beloved masterpiece, Handel’s …

Burbage’s ‘Sense & Sensibility’ — shades of Molière

(A note from Don: After over 45 years of theatre reviewing, I hit a brick wall. My hearing aids died, I was in a bad mood, and I just wasn’t into the play I needed to review. Joyce, who has …

The more skills the merrier? NOT so

I just posted a job on INDEED for someone to provide assistance to my daughter, Marie, who is deaf and will be living alone. She has had a wonderful roommate/friend/support staff person who has …
Police Logs

Johnston Police Log, Oct. 27, 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 and other local law enforcement agencies.

Johnston Police Log, Oct. 13, 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 and other local law enforcement …

Johnston PD's FAITH & BLUE: ‘The key word is faith … We need more faith and prayer in our lives.”

People, praise and prayer! Those three words best describe the Johnston Police Department’s highly impressive 2022 Faith and Blue event, which was held in the front parking lot of the …
ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK

Mama Cass

Attention big dog lovers! Mama Cass is a gorgeous brindle Hound mix girl who loves with her whole heart, once she knows you. Mama is the type of girl who you will need to go in and spend time with to …
Editorial
Perhaps it’s time to increase the cost of providing power in the Ocean State. Electric customers don’t have much of a choice in Rhode Island. Practically every utility customer pays …
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 …