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Johnston-based Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) has more than doubled its capacity to help former servicewomen in need of a helping hand and a warm, safe bed. On Monday, their newly … more
The Warwick School Committee has joined a national lawsuit suing major social media companies Meta, TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat, doing so in a 4-0 vote taken during Nov. 14’s School Committee … more
Thanksgiving football returned to Johnston High School as the Panthers took on Scituate in what they hope will be the program’s latest annual tradition. The Panthers saved some of their best … more
Perhaps the word ELITE – which was prominently displayed on an athletic shirt that was draped over a table - best summed up last week’s special ceremony for National Letter of Intent … more
The federal government estimates more than 17 American veterans took their own lives each day of 2021. And more than a 100 more veterans committed suicide in 2021, than the year before. The … more
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The public hearing is expected to continue on Dec. 14, with a public input session and possibly a vote on a special-use permit to build an industrial-scale 19-megawatt (MW) solar field, with nearly 50,000 solar panels at 118 Winsor Ave. in northwest Johnston. more
Look both ways and say a Hail Mary. Crossing the street in the Ocean State can be tricky, at best — and deadly, at worst. Last week, a teacher (and nun) was seriously injured while … more
The Johnston girls soccer team was upset by Rogers in a 3-0 shutout in the Division IV Championship last weekend at Rhode Island College. After a scoreless first half, the Vikings would be granted a … more
Over the past year, Johnston's Town Hall Plaza was vacated and gutted. While construction seems to have slowed at the site, a nationwide retailer may be considering the empty strip mall for its … more
The giant blue banner across the building seeks new managers. The pay starts at more than $20 per hour. Raising Cane’s pledges to open its first Ocean State location to start the New Year. … more
Johnston’s Amazon won’t open in 2023. That’s confirmed. Now the launch has been pushed to a mystery date in 2024. Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Jr. expects the … more
The Johnston football team edged Tolman 35-34 in a thrilling Division III Quarterfinal matchup last week to advance to the next round against Middletown. Trailing 34-27 deep in the fourth quarter, … more
Should Rhode Island’s children have a constitutional right to an education? The U.S. Constitution doesn’t actually guarantee Americans the right to an education, according to legal … more
A group of Johnston residents planned a trip to Italy for a few weeks. Louis and Carla Spremulli and the group visited their hometown of Panni, Foggia, Italy. The Sister City was celebrated in 2015, … more
The Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation announced last week that $1 million is being earmarked to schools in the Feinstein Leadership program. Alan Shawn Feinstein, who leaves a legacy of urging and … more
The Johnston girls soccer team is gearing up for another Division IV playoff run as it enters this week’s postseason as the second seed with a 10-2-1 record. Much of last year’s core … more
A Cranston man has been arrested and charged following the “accidental” shooting of his four-year-old son, according to Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist. The child was … more
Of the eight Rhode Island schools admitted to the “Class of 2023 National Banner Unified Champion Schools” list, four hail from Johnston. more
The tiny backpack hooks are as empty as the hallways. Old classroom decorations still hang on the walls, crafted by students and teachers who’ve long since walked out of the building … more
In 2015, Johnston schools counted just 113 multilingual learners (MLL) in the district. Eight years later, that number has more than doubled, to 270 MLL students in 2023, and that number continues to … more
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