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By JACOB MARROCCO Dist. 42 Rep. Stephen Ucci elaborated on his decision against running for reelection this fall during a wide-ranging interview with the Sun Rise last Friday, discussing his future in politics, the pandemic and changes he would like to more
By JACOB MARROCCO Frank Ricci recently had a whirlwind of a week on the political scene. At first, he was the only Republican running for any local seat in Johnston, throwing his hat into the ring for a District 2 seat on the Town Council. By mid-week, more
By MACKENZIE HANNA On July 6, Johnston High School's National Honors Society will be hosting a blood drive at the Johnston Senior Center. Donations will be taken from noon until 8 p.m. Due to the current situation, those wishing to donate must make an more
In a story last week regarding Rep. Deborah Fellela's reelection bid, she is quoted: "e;I think that would be something, I know gun safes can be pretty expensive and it could add up, the sales tax, but it gives an incentive to people to buy guns . It seems more
By PETE FONTAINE Johnston residents Giavanna Arakelian and Helio Sousa may never again witness the extraordinary acts of generosity and kindness they saw while celebrating their 2020 high school graduations and prom. The teenage couple has been dating more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island has entered the third phase of its reopening plan, although troubling trends across the country have led officials to scale back a handful of the new allowances outlined during an earlier preview of the guidelines. "e;I do more
The following students achieved honors for the fourth quarter at Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School in Johnston. Grade 8 High Honors Michael Andrews, Emily Arruda, Jenna Aucone, Noelle Babcock, Raymond Baccaire, Natally Bern, Kevin Biscelli, Trinity more
Editor's note: Vivian Weaver is a 1971 graduate of Johnston High School. She moved to Rome in 1979. The following are her thoughts and observations from inside one of the nations hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. In my article of 20 May 2020, I wrote more
Lessa's Lemonade Land recently took a different twist for its 2020 season in Johnston. Founder Margaret "e;Peggy"e; Lessa, in fact, even changed venues for this year's annual opening as well as using a different format for hiring its many employees who more
The Rhode Island General Assembly is a change-averse institution. This has been a year of big and unexpected change in America, first with the COVID-19 pandemic and then the ongoing reaction sparked by the death of George Floyd. What happens when the more
It was a graduation ceremony like no other at Bishop Hendricken High School Friday evening. For starters, the ceremony was a month later than those that preceded it. But that's what made it truly unique. Graduation ceremonies across the more
By MERI R. KENNEDY St. Mary's Feast, a tradition with ties dating back to the ninth century in the Italian village of Itri, is a cherished part of Cranston's culture and heritage. Due to the pandemic, this year's celebration figures to be significantly more
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