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Johnston middle school teacher wins ‘Golden Apple’

As her classroom filled bulletin board to desk, Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School Teacher Joan Wright held her “Golden Apple” close to her heart last Thursday. “The nomination and …

Friday vote on ‘historic’ Rhode Island electric rate hike

A decision may be made on an electricity rate hike as early as the end of this week. In the meantime, Ocean State residents, advocates and politicians took turns making impassioned pleas to …

Panthers fall to Lions in opener

The Johnston football team dropped its season opener in a 40-14 decision to the host Lincoln Lions last Friday night. Johnston trailed 7-0 early but would see quarterback Neari Vasquez connect …
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Partners for life

After three years on the beat, Fox was called to the scene of a Rhode Island State Police traffic stop. The car had New York plates that didn’t match the vehicle. Officers on the scene had …

Volunteering to be air crash victim helps airport preparedness

Jennifer Barry will start a job this week as a LPN at the Rhode Island Hospital Critical Care. Courtney Rebensdorf is a recently retired veterinarian. Both are in the business of helping to care …

Johnston man charged with child abuse after breaking up fight between kids

Johnston Police have arrested a Johnston man and charged him with child abuse after he broke up a fight between two children and allegedly assaulted one of them. David A. DelGreco, 35, of …
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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 …

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 …

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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Understanding Military Bolt-action Rifles

One of the not-so-easy parts of collecting, or cataloging, military bolt-action rifles from all over the world is understanding all the guns, makers, variations, and when alterations or changes were …

‘Oughterard is a lot like Rhode Island’

First of all, there’s really no such thing as an Irish short story. The seed was planted for my journey long ago, with a seventh grade social studies assignment to create my family tree. I …

See it at the movies

WARWICK SHOWCASE   THE WOMAN KING* * * * ½(Exciting, Passionate, Emotional, Historical, Violent, Epic) Rhode Island’s own Viola Davis adds another feather to her already …
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Watching out for their Johnston neighborhood

It was back on June 4, 2021, when Johnston Town Councilwoman Lauren A. Garzone — in conjunction with the Johnson Police Department — launched and held the town’s first-ever …

CHIEF: Johnston Police 'still in the initial phases of implementing a body-worn camera program'

Local law enforcement agencies have taken a pledge of transparency, and the layers between the police and the public are about to become as clear as video. A program aimed at equipping Ocean State …

US ATTORNEY: Johnston man sentenced to federal prison for possessing child pornography

 A Johnston man who admitted to possessing more than 2,000 videos and images of child pornography has been sentenced to three years in federal prison, according to a press release from United …
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Tortilla

Sometimes animals in shelters are shy and take time to get to know you, that's Tortilla. She is a young mixed breed beauty who will love very deeply but she needs time to build a relationship with …
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 …