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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
Too little too late or better late than never? Four months later and at least two subsequent significant flood events since September’s soaking storms, the Federal Emergency Management … more
A Johnston hauling company paid Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) more than $37 million since 2017, under the landfill’s former boss, according to financial data released … more
The water’s still waist deep and starting to freeze along Belfield Drive, cutting 10 Johnston homes — and around 30 residents — off from civilization, emergency services, fuel and … more
The Central Landfill wants the Johnston Sun Rise to pay $900, in advance, to search for documents that may (or may not) exist, detailing the past business relationship between Rhode Island Resource … more
Johnston has the lowest-paid mayor in the Ocean State. Should the town’s next mayor get a $50,000 raise, from the current $75,000 annual salary to at least $125,000, as several members of … more
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