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Should Rhode Island’s children have a constitutional right to an education? The U.S. Constitution doesn’t actually guarantee Americans the right to an education, according to legal … more
A group of Johnston residents planned a trip to Italy for a few weeks. Louis and Carla Spremulli and the group visited their hometown of Panni, Foggia, Italy. The Sister City was celebrated in 2015, … more
The Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation announced last week that $1 million is being earmarked to schools in the Feinstein Leadership program. Alan Shawn Feinstein, who leaves a legacy of urging and … more
The Johnston girls soccer team is gearing up for another Division IV playoff run as it enters this week’s postseason as the second seed with a 10-2-1 record. Much of last year’s core … more
A Cranston man has been arrested and charged following the “accidental” shooting of his four-year-old son, according to Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist. The child was … more
Laney means "bright shining one" and she is just that! This young pup is just ten months old and has been happily living in a foster home but is really ready for her forever home! She plays well with … more
Of the eight Rhode Island schools admitted to the “Class of 2023 National Banner Unified Champion Schools” list, four hail from Johnston. more
The tiny backpack hooks are as empty as the hallways. Old classroom decorations still hang on the walls, crafted by students and teachers who’ve long since walked out of the building … more
In 2015, Johnston schools counted just 113 multilingual learners (MLL) in the district. Eight years later, that number has more than doubled, to 270 MLL students in 2023, and that number continues to … more
Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s campaign paid a software engineer and former third party Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate $750,000 to scour the 2020 presidential election results … more
As the classic credo that Johnston High School’s new athletic director Justin Erickson, who has pumped new life into the Blue and White’s storied sports program goes: “It’s a … more
This beautiful girl is in search of a foster or forever home! Jackie is a two year old mixed breed who loves people and children. She is currently in a home with two other dogs, one she gets along … more
Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The series is expected to conclude following the Nov. 2 continuation of the Zoning Board special use permit hearing. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: In 1997, when Jack Reed first joined the U.S. Senate, the Cold War had ended and 9/11 had not yet happened. A quarter-century later, the world is a very different place, with a … more
The Johnston man, a Vietnam veteran, held a small scrap of paper up to the bowling alley’s fluorescent lights and neon. On the handwritten list he scrawled five names of friends who fought by … more
The release of the 2023 Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) scores saw improvements for Warwick to the tune of  a 4.3 percent improvement in math and a 2.1 percent improvement … more
The Johnston boys soccer team is nearing the end of its regular season and has been grinding through a rebuilding year, fielding a roster with nine freshmen and 18 underclassmen overall, as well as … more
Meet Momma Molly! This stunning girl was found outside with her kittens trying to fend for herself and them! Luckily, they were trapped and brought inside to a warm loving foster home where she … more
Johnston Police and the state's Violent Fugitive Task Force made an arrest in last Wednesday’s shooting at City Limit Auto Sales on Hartford Avenue. “Our main objective is to protect … more
When the mayor fights the governor, who wins? Probably not Johnston’s taxpayers. Hostilities have been building between the Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Jr., who has been in office … more
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