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Johnston High students: 'Let’s save lives!'

Johnston Senior High School is hosting its annual summer blood drive on June 28, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The blood drive will take place in the school’s cafeteria. Our region is currently in a …

How will Johnston spend nearly $9 million in ARPA funds?

Johnston expects to receive nearly $9 million in federal funding following the pandemic. How will the town spend the money? The short answer: three large garages and athletics field …

LITTLE DIPLOMAS: Johnston's Over the Rainbow Pre-K class celebrates graduation with break-dancing

The youngsters took turn breakdancing. They fed a hungry caterpillar. They used their little diplomas as telescopes. The Johnston State Pre-K classroom at Over the Rainbow Learning Center …
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A special last day of school at Winsor Hill in Johnston

Something super special happened last Thursday morning on Theresa Street in Johnston. When the nearly 400 students who attend Winsor Hill Elementary School — which was recently honored for …

Take a walk with Johnston Police

There are season openings of all kinds. Then there’s Walk with Cops. Walk with Cops? This is a special and time-honored tradition that began over a quarter century ago and has never …

Champlin Foundation awards Johnston's Tri-County Community Action Agency $350,000

Tri-County Community Action Agency in Johnston has received $350,000 in funding for Health Center renovations and expansion from the Champlin Foundation. The foundation recently announced more …
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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 …
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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 …
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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: …
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A posthumous Father’s Day

My dad was a unique soul. He was a brilliant architect but experienced such inner demons after his battle stint in World War II that he did not feel comfortable staying in one place for any length of …

Consign or Sell? The Choice Is Yours!

Whether you are a discerning collector or someone helping settle a family estate you always wonder what your options are when it comes to selling. When bringing any antiques or collectibles to market …

The rise in all-electric homes

METRO When asked to think of modern homes, many people might think of minimalism, neutral colors, open concept floor plans, and large windows without treatments. While each of those features are …
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Johnston Police Log, June 9, 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.

Guns, cannabis discussed during Law Day event at Johnston middle school

Earlier this year, Johnston Police heard rumors circulating around the school system, regarding possible drug use among high school students. On Law Day, Johnston Police Chief Joseph P. Razza …

Rhode Island State Trooper struck on I- 95 in Warwick

At 1:09 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, a Rhode Island State Trooper was injured when his cruiser was rear-ended along Interstate 95 in Warwick. State Troopers from the Lincoln Woods and Wickford Barracks, …
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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 …
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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 …