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It’s important, interesting and impressive. It supports the students and faculty at Johnston High School. It’s called the Holly Fair and the Dec. 3 event is one of two major … more
Johnston Police are looking for a trio of alleged shade thieves. Around 1:15 p.m., Nov. 8, Johnston Police responded to a local business to investigate a reported designer sunglasses theft. … more
The words — “Johnston Memorial Cancer Events” — are prominently printed at several locations inside Hasbro Children’s Hospital, which recently completed a full … more
A Pawtucket man has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars in connection to a 2021 violent home invasion in Johnston. His alleged accomplice has never been identified. Rhode Island Attorney … more
St. Rocco School held its Veterans Day Prayer Service Wednesday, Nov. 9 at St. Rocco Church, 931 Atwood Ave., Johnston. Students from St. Rocco School read poems that they wrote, … more
The committee’s much bigger now. The plans are more detailed. And Johnston’s nearing the late stages of design and planning for the town’s new huge elementary school and … more
To say that Glocester Country Club hosted a super special star-spangled salute to veterans last Friday would indeed by an understatement. The historic and picturesque 9-hole layout, which was founded … more
The mayor doesn’t like to cry in front of a crowd. Joseph M. Polisena is more likely to drop F-bombs than drip tears on the lectern. Tuesday evening, General Election night, was … more
Most of the shelf space was bare. A few scattered year-old cans of green beans and corn niblets dotted the metal shelving. Tyrone “Ty” Smith walked into the food pantry and surveyed … more
The Johnston football team fell to visiting Narragansett 38-8 in its regular season finale last Saturday, finishing with a 1-8 record this fall. Johnston was led this season by quarterback Neari … more
The Johnston Sun Rise invited Johnston’s three candidates for mayor to our newsroom for a forum on local issues. Two of the three candidates accepted the invitation. One failed to … more
Perhaps Bob Deming, a popular Johnston High School custodian who maintains Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Stadium, said is best about last Saturday’s Homecoming. “Everyone’s having a … more
Incumbent State Rep. Gregory J. Costantino, a Democrat, represents District 44 (Lincoln, Smithfield and Johnston). He will face Republican Peter Anthony Trementozzi in the General Election. more
Incumbent State Rep. Deborah A. Fellela, a Democrat, represents District 43 (Johnston). She faces Republican Nicola “Nick” Antonio Grasso in the General Election. more
Incumbent State Rep. Edward T. Cardillo, Jr. D - District 42 (Cranston, Johnston), a Democrat, will face  Republican Harold K. Borders. The Johnston Sun Rise reached out to both candidates. Borders did not submit answers to the questionnaire. more
In the race for Johnston's Ward 5 Town Council seat, incumbent Robert J. Civetti will face Independent candidate Jeanette A. Scarcella. The Johnston Sun Rise asked each candidate six questions. Here are their responses: more
The race to become Johnston’s next mayor is nearly over. Three candidates for the office will be on town ballots: Joseph M. Polisena Jr., a Democrat, will face Independent candidates Karen … more
Joe Polisena Jr.'s answers to six of Johnston's burning questions: more
Brenda Lynn Leone's answers to six of Johnston's burning questions: more
Karen E. Cappelli Chadwick's answers to six of Johnston's burning questions: more
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