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Panthers on roll as playoffs loom

The Johnston baseball team has been one of the hottest clubs in Division II this spring and sat in second place with a 12-2 record earlier this week.After dropping its second game of the year in a …

Attention Johnston! Your Amazon facility has been shipped

The cranes stand at attention — sharp, pointed monoliths of “progress.” The metal skeleton has taken shape, forming the profile of what promises to be the largest building ever constructed in Rhode Island. Amazon has refused to give tours of the construction site looming on Johnston’s horizon.

Johnston Police Log, May 19, 2022

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following police log information has been taken from public record police incident reports provided by the Johnston Police Department.
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Johnston residents pitch in on Earth Day

The Bridge at Cherry Hill Assisted Living Facility in Johnston joined forces with the Johnston Police Department to celebrate Earth Day last weekend at Johnston War Memorial Park. Locals gathered to …

Johnston SUN RISE SCOOPS, May 19, 2022

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Johnston High School students inducted into National Honor Society

From the time Emilia Ruggiero lit a candle until Tri-M vocalists Trinity Blondin, Melanie Capraro, Destinee Costa, Julie Droukas and Abigail Salas sang the recessional song, Johnston High School …

Tri-City Elks trout derby returns

By PETE FONTAINE It’s a storied family and fun-filled tradition that’s back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a recent Tri-City Elks bulletin began: …

Johnston lands $1.1 million grant for new soccer complex

Rhode Island and Johnston’s top politicians gathered inside the town’s Johnston Indoor Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. Members and coaches of local soccer teams packed the blue …

Local legends named to RI Hockey HOF 2022 class

 It’s ironic – as well as fitting – that the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will be enshrined inside one of the state’s most …
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Ariel Hill shows a new kind of soul with ‘Moonstruck’

By ROB DUGUAY There are certain artists who can instantly grab your attention with their voice. There are classic examples such as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Elvis Presley. …

Hysterically funny ‘Midsummer Night’ at Gamm

Theatre Review by Don Fowler The Gamm closes its 37th season with a chaotic interpretation of the hysterically funny “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Fred Sullivan Jr., …

Contemporary Theater Company to present ‘The Voice of Gertrude Stein’

On Thursday May 26th and Saturday June 4th  at 7 PM in Wakefield, RI, The Contemporary Theater Company will present “The Voice of Gertrude Stein,” featuring the best of local New …
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Rhode Island State Police announce death of K-9 Ruby

She was a hero, a movie star and a mutt. Ruby lived a full life and saved the lives of others. The Rhode Island State Police have announced the passing of K-9 Ruby, age 11 …

Johnston Police Department promotes Officer Michael Martufi to sergeant

The Johnston Police Department promoted Officer Michael Martufi to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony held on Wednesday, April 20. Mayor Joseph Polisena and Chief Joseph Razza oversaw the …

Johnston Police Log, May 12, 2022

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


Summer is almost here and Cheyenne is looking to add some fun to your life by joining you in all of your fun activities! She is playful, loving and so deserving all of all the good things life has to …
 It’s that joyful time of year again. A time when winter-traumatized Rhode Islanders can begin to put the snow shovel back in its spot amidst the clutter in the back of the garage, and …
I recently read in the Johnston Sunrise what Joe Polisena Jr.  ("Joe Polisena Jr. announces bid for mayor," May 5 edition) stated regarding running for mayor. However, not one word was mentioned …