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By JACOB MARROCCO Ramon Perez has a few initiatives he wanted to see through from his first term, and he's looking to win his House District 13 seat back to do so. Perez easily won the Democratic primary in 2016 and ran unopposed in the general election, more
By PETE FONTAINE "e;I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one; I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done."e; Those were the words of an opening line printed on a funeral card in loving memory of the late Richard R. Gemma, a popular and more
By PETE FONTAINE It's usually law enforcement officers who have summoned citizens to places like the Johnston Police Department headquarters. However, the tables were turned last Wednesday when Italo-American Club of Rhode Island President George more
By JACOB MARROCCO Critics and proponents of a proposed 50-bed inpatient rehab facility in Johnston weighed in last week after Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott approved its application, a long-awaited decision that took several more
By PETE FONTAINE By day, John Dick - who owns and operates Atwood Florists on Atwood Avenue in Johnston - spends much of his day writing and filling orders for a number of floral pieces, arrangements and plants. On Monday and Tuesday nights of this week, more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Recycle with MaxMan "e;A Kids Virtual Presentation: Recycling Right with MaxMan,"e; being hosted by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp., will be held online on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 10-11 a.m. Although he does wear a cape, he's a quite more
Del’s Lemonade unveiled its newest flavor, pumpkin spice, this past weekend, and it was offered at the company’s Cranston headquarters on Oaklawn Avenue. Some were hesitant to bring the … more
With the DNC and RNC in the books, one of the few things about which partisans agree is how America will be changed by the results of the November election. Back in 2004, up-and-comer Barack Obama memorably emphasized "e;the United States of America."e; But more
Two brothers from Warwick, Christian and Nicholas Woods, recently received Humane Heroes Awards from Defenders of Animals for their continued volunteer work at Smith & Agli's Pot Belly Manor in North Kingstown. The awards came during more
By LAURA WEICK For the first time since 2012, both the Democratic and Republican parties will hold contested primary elections for the Rhode Island District 2 seat in the House of Representatives. Rep. Jim Langevin has held the seat since 2001, and is more
The LaFazia family continued its sunflower tradition this year, and it turned out to be another success. Ali LaFazia is seen pictured next to the plant, which measured in at 14 feet according to her mom, Sheri. "e;Ali was very proud,"e; more
By JACOB MARROCCO It won't be the conventional first day of school for new Johnston High School Principal Donna Pennacchia. In any other time, Pennacchia would be at the door greeting hundreds of Panthers as they prepared for another year of classes, more
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