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By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Town Council unanimously adopted Mayor Joseph Polisena's $113.7 million budget, with no tax increase included, during a special meeting on Tuesday night. The budget represents a slight increase over last year's figure of more
Senior citizens have been at particular risk during the ongoing pandemic They may have compromised immune systems or be susceptible to the elements, outdoors or coming into contact with people who might be infected with the COVID-19 virus. Extra more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo defended her approach to the reopening of Rhode Island's schools on Wednesday, saying it is too early to "e;throw in the towel"e; on a return to classrooms and rejecting what she described as "e;misinformation"e; and more
By JACOB MARROCCO Superintendent of Johnston Schools Bernard DiLullo presented three possible school reopening plans to the School Committee during Tuesday's meeting, saying that a Rhode Island Department of Education decision on the best path may not more
By JACOB MARROCCO When the coronavirus pandemic forced the Greenville Inn to shut down on March 15, owner Diane Belknap said she and her husband Jim came to see it as an "e;omen."e; They had owned the restaurant for 23 years, and neither wanted to risk more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved several zoning changes during Monday's meeting following more than six months of discussion and a few continuances. Solicitor Dylan Conley provided context for the decision during a more
By PETE FONTAINE After retiring from the Unites States Army in 2010, Albert Topp signed up for a contracting job that took him to Iraq, where he spent the last eight years as a K-9 handler whose mission was to sniff out bombs and other explosives. "e;I more
This has been a familiar sight at Cherry Hill Manor - residents who have beaten coronavirus being warmly received by employees cheering, clapping and dancing to celebrate their victory. The manor had more good news this past Friday, as more
Sofia Williams, Siena Amato, Roman Amato and Andre Amato recently donated the profits from selling handmade bracelets to purchase and donate masks to Cherry Hill Manor. Executive Director Katie Gerber said that the facility will hand out the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE New parking restrictions are being instituted at a pair of state beaches due to concerns over recent crowd sizes, while Gov. Raimondo's administration has unveiled plans for the use of $100 million in federal CARES Act funding to more
By JACOB MARROCCO This Friday, July 10, will mark a milestone for Cherry Hill Manor in Johnston, as the last two patients recovering from COVID-19 are released from the special ward and return back to their normal setting. Executive Director Katie Gerber more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE More than a week into the third phase of its reopening plan, Rhode Island continues to see favorable signs in its COVID-19 data. New cases, along with virus-related deaths and hospitalizations, continue to hold steady or decline more
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