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He can imagine what it would be like hiding in a classroom as gunshots echo through school hallways. “I’m in a classroom and I hear a guy walking down the corridor and he’s shooting … What do I want between me and him?” asked grandfather and retired Warwick Police Capt. Tim Colgan. “I don’t want a social worker; I don’t want a psychiatrist; I don’t want the principal. I want a cop between me and him. And I think most people feel that way. I think they do.” more
There’s nothing quite like walking out onto a freshly raked ball diamond on a crisp spring afternoon — squinting up at the sunlight and blindly walking into the freshly clipped outfield grass. Nothing sours that moment faster than sinking your sole into a steaming pile of poop. more
The Johnston softball team earned a 3-1 victory over Ponaganset last week to make a statement in the Division II playoff race. The Panthers were led by freshman pitcher Haley Boudreau in the circle, … more
Johnston, North Providence and Smithfield residents in need of community services have a new beacon of hope shining on Greenville Avenue. The Tri-County Community Action Agency snipped the … more
Is Johnston’s town budget behind schedule? Over the past few years, proposed budgets have been dropped on Town Council in June and approved just after the start of the fiscal year on July … more
Following more than a year-long investigation, Johnston Police arrested a juvenile last week and charged him with manslaughter in the 2022 shooting death of Dillon Viens. Viens’ death, first … more
Five stars plus! That’s the rating people who review films would have given Cameron Iasimone’s documentary entitled “Coach Dan – the Legacy of Daniel E. Mazzulla Jr.” … more
Youth baseball is indeed alive and well in Johnston. So much so, in fact, the Johnston Little League batted 1.000 on Opening Day Saturday at famed Kennedy Field where one of the largest crowds in the … more
A Johnston man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for physically abusing his four-month-old son in 2017. On April 13, Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini sentenced Jean Diaz De La … more
The Johnston girls softball team has jumped out to a 2-1 start this spring season with hopes of returning to the Division II playoffs. The Panthers got a 1-0 shutout win over Middletown in the season … more
In August 2021, a woman was dragged from her car and beaten by a gang of around 10 dirt bike and ATV riders after she honked her horn at a Providence intersection. Her young child and dog were inside … more
The Rhode Island State Police (RISP) announced the arrest of three suspects and the discovery of a dead body following a task force raid in North Providence. more
Johnston born and bred, the high school’s new principal hugged his entire family following Tuesday night’s unanimous School Committee vote. Matt Velino’s rise to one of … more
Legislation has passed the Rhode Island State Senate aimed at helping developers build solar fields without clearing carbon-eating trees. On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed what a press … more
The Johnston baseball team earned a big win to start its 2023 spring campaign, beating divisional foe Westerly in a 3-2, extra inning affair on Tuesday night at Johnston Memorial Park. The Panthers … more
Providence College has announced that it is making a second gift of $100,000 to the Diocese of Providence Catholic School Office (CSO) to support Catholic education in Rhode Island through its … more
St. Robert’s Bellarmine will be holding a Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The church, at 1804 Atwood Ave., Johnston, would like to invite the public to the event, which … more
Matthew Newell was playing on the St. Rocco School playground on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The carefree 9-year-old heard a teacher calling his name. The fourth-grader, wearing his … more
Our Lady of Grace Church’s annual feast and festival, which is named in honor of La Madonna della DiFesa, was a fun and food-filled event that featured many MVPs (Most Valuable Parishioners) … more
Armed with 140-plus volunteers, “Team Our Lady of “Grace” will present the Roman Catholic Parish’s 101st LaMadonna della DiFesa Feast and Festival that officially opened last … more
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