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Driving through Johnston, Art Dunn looked left to the breakdown lane and his gaze met the animal’s dead eyes. It was a bobcat, freshly killed by a passing vehicle; intact and mostly … more
In 1935, Giuseppe Baffoni founded a chicken farm in the heart of Johnston, and 88 years later his great grandson’s still tending the flock. Adam Baffoni walked out his farm store and down … more
You can still get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant – but you might pay a slight upcharge for eggs. "This is the first time in quite a while that we’ve had to raise menu prices,” said owner Catherine Fonesca (the titular Alice is her dog).  “In this business, you just have to go with the flow as prices bounce on eggs, meat, coffee – everything, really.” more
Back on March 16, 1970, eight men founded and signed Local 1950’s first-ever contract with the Town of Johnston. Since then, the Johnston Association of Firefighters Local 1950, which is … more
Solar projects have created a dark fissure in Johnston. On one side of the issue, whole blocks of Johnston residents have banded together to fight solar expansion in their mostly rural … more
“Judge Jackie” is no longer on the bench. In Johnston, your robe may hang by a thread if your father holds the wrong sign on Primary Day. “I’ve got just one … more
An Amazon construction site worker was arrested after police found him asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle, stopped in the middle of a Johnston road. Around 6 a.m., Dec. 16, Johnston Patrolman … more
For just a moment Tuesday night, Town Council chambers fell silent. Town Council Member Robert J. Civetti made a motion to approve an ordinance crafted to temporarily halt solar development in … more
A standing room-only crowd estimated at more than 450 people packed the Johnston High School auditorium to see long-time Mayor Joseph Polisena pass the town’s leadership torch to his son, … more
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced Thursday morning that a Johnston man has been found guilty in Providence County Superior Court of physically abusing his four-month-old son in … more
The technology is starting to arrive, and soon Johnston police expect to be recording interactions with the public while on duty. By April, uniform-worn cameras may be rolling and the state will … more
Earlier this week, Bernard “Bernie” Pavia kneeled down to play with his trainset. He laid the track out in a circle at the trunk of his bright white Christmas tree, and crawled up … more
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