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The sinking of the HMS Gaspee is merely a footnote in some U.S. history books. If a small group of Rhode Island citizen scientists succeeds, a search for the British vessel’s remains may help rewrite the nation’s annals, and place the Namquid Point explosion on the first page of the first chapter of the American story. more
When I hit the send button last week to submit my weekly columns and other news/photos, I did not know it would be my final deadline. For the past 28 years, I have not missed … more
After a two year “hiatus”, the 13th Annual “Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show roars to life on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 171 Service Place, located at 171 Service Avenue … more
The Johnston boys volleyball team picked up where it left off last season and has jumped out to an 8-1 start this spring season.The Panthers finished in first place in the … more
Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena introduced his son to an overflow crowd in an empty storefront in Town Hall Plaza. Joe Polisena Jr. announced his candidacy for mayor, in front of friends, family, … more
Few schools, if any, meet challenges like Winsor Hill Elementary School in Johnston. Perhaps the well-maintained school’s slogan — “Winsor Hill Cares” — epitomizes … more
Rhode Island State Police (RISP) have released limited information regarding a fatal crash that occurred Saturday, April 30, on Route 95 North within the Warwick city limits. “While the … more
UPDATED: The neighbors — through their lawyer and their own experts — made a persuasive argument. And for now, it seems a proposal for five new solar farms in Johnston has been defeated. On … more
Rhode Island State Police seized a huge drug cache following a raid on the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubhouse in Woonsocket: one pound of methamphetamine, 52 sheets of LSD, 16 vials of steroids, 118 grams of cocaine, 78 grams of crack cocaine, 12 grams Fentanyl, body armor and approximately $4,000 cash. more
Ceramic mugs and saucers clinked. The hiss of a steamer released a steam cloud, and the owner’s face appeared from behind the espresso machine. There were guests in the … more
Johnston Town Council is considering a moratorium on solar development in town. However, legal opinions differ over whether the moratorium would cover pending plans for five new solar fields in … more
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
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