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Have you driven on Hartford Avenue recently? If so, your license plate was likely one of 162,180 vehicles detected in the last 30 days by one of three Flock Safety cameras monitoring traffic in … more
Last call for cookies. Johnston Girl Scout Troop 171 will host its final cookie booth on Sunday, March 30 at the Burger King on Putnam Pike, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to troop leader … more
Amazon’s looking to re-negotiate their tax deal with Johnston. The estimated opening date of Johnston’s Amazon has been bumped back several times. While the company says … more
Students from 15 Ocean State high schools struck gold, silver and bronze in the 41st annual Rhode Island Academic Decathlon held Sunday at Bryant University. “We ran out of medals,” … more
As residents prepared to leave their Hargreaves Street homes for the Jan. 8 Town Council meeting, they heard the familiar crunch of metal, plastic and reflector glass. Then, the sirens got louder … more
Johnston High School students are not likely to know the name Frank Lenox, but rest assured that teachers Debby Smyth and Kerry Murphy have been in contact with him since the beginning of the … more
Construction crews have begun clearing land at the future site of the new Johnston Elementary Center. “With the land clearing now taking place, the new elementary school is becoming a … more
Johnston’s primary seat in the state Senate will stay empty until after the November election. Sen. Frank Lombardo III, a Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) since 2010, died … more
It was a rare, stinging rebuke of state officials by an enforcement wing of the federal government. Then the Ocean State’s Attorney General weighed in, reddening the handprint left behind … more
Johnston voters may decide on a $40 million flood bond to fund stormwater management and sewer upgrades in the wake of four major flood events over the past year. On Feb. 12, Johnston Town … more
Is your school committee big enough? Johnston voters will likely decide whether to nearly double the current school committee, from 5 to 9 members, should that question make the ballot in … more
Sen. Frank Lombardo III dropped from helicopters to ski inaccessible moguls. Somehow, he balanced business, community service, law-making and family. “Our Senate family is heartbroken with … more
UPDATED: The defendant has been identified by prosecutors as Manuel Garcia Dela Cruz. more
Tasked with approving the latest annual student risk survey, the Johnston School Committee unanimously decided to remove two questions that ask about student sexual identity. “We went … more
Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient. They try to turn the chair over quick. They’ve got patients waiting. For … more
A rabid coyote attacked a hiker in Johnston. He strangled the sick animal. According to Johnston Police Chief Mark A. Vieira, shortly after noon Friday, a 58-year-old man was hiking in the … more
Although plans have fluctuated since voters approved a $215 million school construction bond, Johnston should have two brand new schools by 2027. On Tuesday night, during a special joint … more
Beautiful pizza, like art, is subjective. Take Rhode Island’s Italian bakery specialty — pizza strips (or party pizza or party strips … or bakery pizza or red strips or … more
A shadow has been cast on Green Development’s solar project plans in Johnston. The opposition was nervous. A rumor had circulated through the ranks of Stop Johnston Solar (SJS) that the … more
The prayers worked. Sister Daisy’s still healing but she’s back in her St. Rocco School classroom. “It’s a miracle,” said the nun and second-grade teacher. … more
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