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The Johnston girls basketball team picked up much needed wins over Providence Country Day and Hope to snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 7-3 in league play this season. The Panthers … 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
Johnston’s healthcare sector is booming. Although construction is clogging one of the town’s central arteries, the temporary pain may be worth it down the road, according to local … more
POTW: The Dec. 29, 2022, Panther of the Week is Channsophonn Mann. Chann was nominated by two teachers, Ms. Natalie Bolino, English II teacher, and Ms. Vanessa Faiola, Spanish I teacher. He is a High … more
It’s not everyday that someone from a casting company reaches out to you on social media looking for chefs to compete in a new cooking show. So, when a message just like this first slid into … 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 … 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
From Bishop Hendricken High School to Johnston Town Hall. That’s the path Joseph Michael Polisena Jr. traveled to Monday night’s historic swearing-in after successfully succeeding … 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
Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena took to the lectern Dec. 12 to address Town Council one last time while in office. “This town, at one time, they would laugh at this town,” Polisena … more
The faculty at Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School has been celebrating a $10,000 prize for computer coding. According to teachers Alysa Atkin and Kerri Ruggieri, the prize money was awarded “as … more
Johnston born and bred, Josephine “Josie” Celentano turned 100 years old in the same Binghampton Avenue home where she was born. “I’m an old bag,” she laughed, seated … more
Good tidings with joy and respect. That could have been an appropriate theme for a brief yet impressive ceremony at 1010 Hartford Ave. in Johnston. On a recent sunny morning, a number of JPD … more
Mrs. Lisa Freselone nominated Brendon Norris for Panther of the Week. more
Louis Spremulli and Paul Orlando stood at the large wooden table, the contents of their Spirt of Hope “rescue kits” carefully laid out on its surface. The shades were drawn but the … more
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