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The Rhode Island House of Representatives is on a collision course for a leadership fight. Rep. Liana Cassar (D-Barrington) signaled that when she told The Public's Radio last week that she's among a group of reps considering a run for speaker. The idea more
The fact that fire apparatus including ladder trucks and rescue vehicles were parked on Simmonsville Avenue in Johnston last Thursday morning created quite the buzz from residents and motorists, some of whom stopped to inquire what was more
School reopenings across the state have largely gone smoothly thus far, and Johnston is no exception. According to the Department of Health, for every school in the state for which there is recorded data, none of them have exceeded between 10 and 14 more
By JACOB MARROCCO Incumbent District 5 Town Council representative Robert Civetti said the rural aspects of his area make it unique, and he's standing by the taxpayers to keep it that way. Civetti is running against independent challenger Jim Florio Jr. more
By JACOB MARROCCO Stephen Tocco said he would like to see the General Assembly take more action on the coronavirus pandemic, and his candidacy is about reaching those front lines. Tocco, an independent running against Democratic Sen. Stephen Archambault more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. WEAPONS Patrolman Thomas Santurri was dispatched to a report of a disturbance the evening of Oct. 12. While en route, Santurri said more
By PETE FONTAINE There were plenty of memories at the DelFino homestead on 94 Simmonsville Ave. in Johnston this weekend. The stories of yesteryear were as plentiful as the number of passers-by, many of whom stopped to watch what Billy Gober called "e;a more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE As the latest COVID-19 data in Rhode Island and across the United States continue to paint a troubling picture, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday again urged Ocean State residents to rethink Thanksgiving travel plans. "e;Like everything more
On Friday, Oct. 16, Johnston Senior High School participated in Pink Out Day, which is a school-wide event where teachers, faculty and staff dress up in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. This kicked off their first of many more
October kicks off School One and Goat Hill's Write Rhode Island short fiction competition for Rhode Island students. Write Rhode Island is hoping to get teens excited and spur entries by hosting a series of virtual classes. This class is free but teens more
  Special Halloween at Showcase Cinemas   Showcase Cinemas will be hosting a Halloween-themed partnership with PJ Masks, the superhero shows for preschoolers. “PJ Masks: … more
Does it strain credulity that House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello did not know in advance about the Shawna Lawton mailer in 2016? When it comes to the top-down culture of the State House, as a former Smith Hill staffer told me, "e;They punish people for not more
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