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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
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
By JACOB MARROCCO Despite protests from hospital officials around the state, Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott has approved the Encompass Health's application to build a 50-bed inpatient rehab facility in Johnston. In news first more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Town Council President Robert Russo told the Sun Rise this week that, in order to affect change, legislators and leaders need time. Russo, who has served District 4 for 25 years, is the only member of the council with a primary more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A multi-agency "e;Education Operations Center"e; has been established to support Rhode Island's school districts as the Sept. 14 reopening date nears, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday. "e;We have an entire generation of young people who more
Kindred Healthcare and Cherry Hill Manor held a Blessing of Hands for Healthcare Heroes event outside on Tuesday afternoon, with a few dozen people attending the ceremony. "e;At a time when so much is being asked of you, our health care 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 July, with new coronavirus cases more
Second Congressional District Rep. James Langevin discussed his primary candidate Dylan Conley, the upcoming election, pandemic response and police reform during a wide-ranging interview with the Sun … more
Paul Santucci is a self-declared political newcomer, but he said he likes what he sees in the Republican Party’s minority leadership at the State House. He’s looking to join that crew … more
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