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By JACOB MARROCCO Operation Stand Down Rhode Island isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic put too much of a damper on its 29th annual Stand Down Weekend, holding a scaled-down version at Johnston War Memorial Park this Saturday and Sunday. OSDRI, which more
By PETE FONTAINE There weren't any Rockwell Amusements carnival rides or games of chance featuring stuffed animals last weekend at Festival Field in Johnston. There was, though, the huge "e;Big Top"e; that Our Lady of Grace Church rents every September for more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. BREAKING AND ENTERING Patrolmen Robert H. Cardoza and Christopher Rotella responded to Sixth Division District Court in Providence on more
The Council Roundup is a digest of licenses, ordinances and other matters from the Sept. 14 Johnston Town Council meeting. LICENSES The Town Council unanimously approved a business operating license, phone calls only, for Advanced Welding Services, more
By PETE FONTAINE To say that the Gene Benedetti-led Goodfellas Motorcycle Club is unique would be an understatement. For starters, the Goodfellas have raised and donated a total of $18,000 to Hasbro Children's Hospital after hosting just three motorcycle more
By PETE FONTAINE St. Rocco School in Johnston is back at full strength. Beginning this week, all classes from kindergarten to grade eight are now in session after the 2020-21 academic year began Monday with a staggered daily return until today when all more
By REBECCA CLEMENTS The Johnston Senior High School Student Council is teaming up with the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society to put on a blood drive. The blood drive will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Johnston Senior more
Dancing through the pandemic The Johnston Senior Center hosted an outdoor Zumba class for a couple dozen eager participants on Wednesday morning. Denise Moio-Touchette of Anchor Bay, who will be sponsoring the next installment on Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m., more
By JACOB MARROCCO New Era Enrichment Academy in Johnston has had to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic like other schools, but past practices and current protocols have made it a bit easier. Director Amy Nesmith told the Sun Rise last week that New Era - more
Study seeking seniors   The Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital is involved in The Ahead Study, which is testing an investigational treatment aimed … more
By JOHN HOWELL If the presidential preference primary was a scrimmage with a predicable outcome and the Sept. 8 state primary an intramural game, then the Nov. 3 general election is the Super Bowl for voting in the midst of a pandemic. Secretary of State more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Nineteen COVID-19 cases were identified among students, teachers and staff during the first two days of Rhode Island's new school year, officials said Wednesday, although those positive tests were spread between 18 different schools more
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