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Search continues for new elementary school's potential site

The site originally eyed as the home of a proposed new elementary school could prove “cost prohibitive,” Superintendent of Schools Bernard DiLullo said Tuesday. DiLullo discussed the potential …

OLG's Italian Feast and Festival brings four days of fun, food

By PETE FONTAINE If you wanted doughboys, a meatball sandwich or apple crisp, the annual four-day Our Lady of Grace Italian Feast and Festival was the place to be last weekend. Festival Field in Johnston played host to a smorgasbord of food offerings,

Aerial mosquito spraying done as state urges continued caution

By ETHAN HARTLEY Public health officials are warning residents that the buzz around Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus is not simply being drummed up or exaggerated - and they've taken to the skies to prove it. It's definitely not a media"

Chafee discusses 2020 Libertarian presidential bid

By ETHAN HARTLEY A familiar face will be in the news again as the run-up to the 2020 presidential election begins to churn, as former Republican Senator, former Independent-turned-Democratic Rhode Island Governor and former Warwick mayor Lincoln Chafee

9/11 memories still fresh 18 years later

By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Fire Department Lt. Matthew Maurachian had just finished dropping off a patient at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when his eyes caught a TV in the hallway. He said he and his rescue partner, John,

OLG's 91st Feast and Festival kicks off in style tonight

By PETE FONTAINE It has been said through the years - nine decades and counting - that Our Lady of Grace Church has one of the largest Italian kitchens in the state. Moreover, proud parishioners like Carol Cambio and Joe Quartino, just to name a few,

Macari's meteorological journey leads him home to RI

By JACOB MARROCCO Ever since he was writing weather journals in third grade, it's been Johnston native Anthony Macari's dream to secure a meteorology job in his home state. The long and winding road has taken Macari, 25, from Lyndon State College in

Pistacchio ecstatic with Red Nose Day fundraising efforts

By PETE FONTAINE To say that Kristy Pistacchio doesn't mind being second would be an understatement. For Pistacchio, who manages the Walgreens store at the intersection of Plainfield Street and Atwood Avenue in Johnston, it's all about helping to lift

RI seeing 'higher than average' EEE risk

By ETHAN HARTLEY Public health officials are warning residents that the “buzz” around EEE and West Nile Virus is not simply being drummed up or exaggerated by widespread media coverage.

Officials keep watchful eye on Dorian

By JOHN HOWELL Rhode Island and the rest of southern New England appear set to avoid the worst potential effects of Hurricane Dorian, although local officials continue to monitor the storm and prepare for the possibility of high winds and other severe
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Massage Envy, the largest provider of therapeutic massage and skin care services in the U.S. collectively across its franchise network, will be supporting World Wellness Weekend on Sept. 21-22, with franchised locations nationwide opening their doors to
Michael Illiano is trying to pay it forward after all the help he and his wife, Nu, received when their daughter, Francesca, passed away at only 5 months old in January. Francesca was born …
There were a number of historic happenings last Wednesday night inside Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Johnston. It was, as the Rev. Peter J. Gower said, a “celebration to remember, …
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation, the Rhode Island Tree Council and the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association to give away 1,000 trees as part of the state's Energy-Saving Trees
The former PJ’s Pub at 198 Putnam Pike already has a new tenant lined up, despite only closing in late July after an “unsuccessful lease negotiation.” James Rutkovsky and Ezra Williams, …
After finishing 0-7 in league play last year, the Johnston football team is looking to that winless season behind them and focus on the 2019 upcoming campaign .  “These guys have not mentioned …
FROM STAFF REPORTS The 12U edition of the Johnston Panthers began trickling into training camp in mid-July with the fresh hope of a new season playing on their minds. They were older, taller and another year wiser from the last time they encountered the
FROM STAFF REPORTS The Johnston Panther 9U football team continued the success it enjoyed of last year's Super Bowl season by beginning the season undefeated. The Panthers are averaging 30 points per game and have only let up 6 points in there last three
Police Logs
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. IDENTITY FRAUD Kirk B. Stephenson Jr., 24, 50 Whipple Ave., Warwick, responded to Johnston Police Department the morning of Sept. 5
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. VANDALISM Patrolmen Derrick Palazzo and Nicholas A. Manocchio responded to report of vandalism at the Lofts at Pocasset Mill, 75
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. MULTIPLE CHARGES Patrolman Remy Mendez and Patrolwoman Kayleigh Cooper were dispatched to the Burger King at 1375 Hartford Ave. on the
Another year passes and yet the memories remain as fresh as ever - a world that changed in the blink of an eye, altered in a hellish fireball that scarred a pristine morning sky. We thank the members of Warwick's local government and state officials who
How much should elected leaders on the local level be paid? The question has garnered renewed attention of late in Cranston, where proposals to significantly boost the pay of the mayor and members of the City Council are being considered. We imagine
The same debate starts every year as the calendar switches from August to September. Those who love summer and cling to every last bit of warmth butt heads with folks who are setting up their autumn wreaths the moment the clock strikes midnight on Sept.
See It at the Movies

The good, the bad & the ugly

The good, the bad & the ugly(Not the movie)With only a half dozen or so good movies to see this past summer, and only an “It” sequel opening last weekend, reviewing movies has become …

Some comic books expected to top $7,000 at Bruneau auction

Rare, vintage comic books featuring Spider-Man, Batman, the X-Men, Sub-Mariner, Daredevil and many others will be in a massive Comic & Toy Auction scheduled for Saturday, September 21 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the gallery located at 63

Ariel Rose Bodman reinvigorating Aldrich Mansion with music

By ROB DUGUAY Warwick native Ariel Rose Bodman is taking on one heck of a project. She is transforming the 107-year-old Aldrich Mansion in Warwick Neck into a music school called the Aldrich Mansion Music Academy. Bodman also works as a luthier while

America Too returns for fifth year

Trinity Rep announces that its annual event America Too will return for its fifth year with the theme It's Our Health in partnership with the Business Innovation Factory (BIF). The project began with four community workshops where members of the public

Time to rethink 9/11

To the Editor: This September 11 is the 18th anniversary of the worst tragedy in American history, but there are still no answers and no explanations that are believable. However, this the month the University of Alaska, under the direction of Dr. L.

Join the team, help find a cure for ALS

To the Editor: Please join my team, The Flying Flapdoodles, for the Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The Rhode Island ALS Association sponsors this event that brings people together for a fantastic cause: to continue patient support

Acknowledging the need for change

To the Editor: Recently, Johnston taxpayers received their new tax increases at just under 1 percent. How can it be we have fewer workers compared to 10 years ago, in addition to more revenues via new businesses and housing development, yet our taxes

Controls needed on solar, wind farms

To the Editor: I am a lucky individual politically. While I have won and lost elections multiple times for the Hopkinton Town Council, I have won seven times and currently am in my third term as vice President. I also chair the Republicans in my town.