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In 2015, firefighters stood by and watched a massive claw lift and scrap the department’s lone ladder truck. That year, Johnston bought the fire department a new truck, heralded as “a … more
There was a unique and unusual pre-holiday happening last Thursday inside Mayor Joseph Polisena Stadium in Johnston. First, dozens of Johnston High School students paid $1 — a big buck as … more
“In your Easter bonnet, with all the thrills upon it,” so starts Irving Berlin’s legendary song, “you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.” Those words … more
On Monday, Jan. 31, the Johnston Prevention Coalition was one of 178 community coalitions honored during a graduation ceremony at CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) 32nd Annual … more
Storm clouds rolled across the sky Tuesday, and fat droplets started to fall on the windshield of Johnston Police Officer Matt Leveillee’s sport utility cruiser. He was watching the traffic … more
The debate on whether to allow the demolition of 325 acres of woodlands and former farmland for the construction of solar panels in five residential neighborhoods has been myopically and … more
At 9 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2021, a Johnston Senior Center employee tried starting one of the center’s transportation vans, but it made a loud, unusual noise. Upon inspecting the undercarriage, … more
“B-I-N-G-O!” That’s the name of an ageless game of chance with cards and numbered squares — played by people of all ages in countless social settings — and often … more
UPDATED: The Johnston School Department needs nearly $1.4 million to balance next year’s budget. Last year, facing a similar situation, Johnston Town Council approved a tax hike. How will Johnston balance the school budget this year? more
The Johnston Zoning Board has decided to postpone a decision on five new solar fields in town. The board was set to weigh the merits of a special use application by Cranston-based Green … 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
Fresh from Saturday’s highly-successful 5th Annual Mattress Sale, 55 students that participate in Johnston High School’s national award-winning music program, left Cherry Hill this … more
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