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A record number of Johnstonians, headed by Mayor Joseph Polisena, sent a strong statement Saturday that “the town will never – ever – forget those veterans who made the ultimate … more
Rhonda Brewster can’t stop thinking about her son’s eyeglasses. “His glasses were missing for about two weeks,” she said, touching the rims of her own … more
The General Assembly voted in favor of legislation to legalize, regulate and tax adult recreational cannabis use in Rhode Island, sending the bill to Gov. Daniel McKee, who signed it into law. The … more
Renovations have been underway at the Chief Rainone Gym for more than a year. The project may now cost taxpayers 50 percent more than expected. The town initially contributed around $600,000 to … more
Lou Massemini has a copy of the bill at home, autographed by the governor. He keeps the legislation in his late son’s bedroom. The document’s just one small, proud piece of Lou’s … more
Education excellence! Those two words could have been the title of Johnston High School’s prestigious Senior Honor Awards Night that speaker-after-speaker declared the Class of 2022 … more
Back on December 11 of last year, dozens upon dozens of admirers showed up when the Town of Johnston renamed — and dedicated — Johnston police headquarters on Atwood Avenue the Chief … more
Johnston Police will again increase their presence at the town’s schools, following yet another senseless school shooting massacre. As Texas law enforcement officers investigate the … more
They studied. They played. They placed. Johnston’s Academic Decathlon Team recently competed in the national Decathlon competition, and placed tenth in their division (mid-size … more
The cranes stand at attention — sharp, pointed monoliths of “progress.” The metal skeleton has taken shape, forming the profile of what promises to be the largest building ever constructed in Rhode Island. Amazon has refused to give tours of the construction site looming on Johnston’s horizon. more
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following police log information has been taken from public record police incident reports provided by the Johnston Police Department. more
From the time Emilia Ruggiero lit a candle until Tri-M vocalists Trinity Blondin, Melanie Capraro, Destinee Costa, Julie Droukas and Abigail Salas sang the recessional song, Johnston High School … more
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