News

Johnston’s DeMarco re-opens Kenny’s Place one year after fire

It was just a August morning for Ken DeMarco Jr., until he received a call from one of his cooks at Scramblers. There was smoke in the building, but he couldn’t find any flames. He implored his …
SPORTS

Johnston Girls Softball League holds end-of-season banquet

Johnston Girls Softball League officials are used to the rain old man weather dumped on Rhode Island last Saturday. “It’s just like our spring season was,” Lisa Calabro, the JGSL’s …
POLICE LOG

Police Log

STOLEN TRUCK SUSPECTS ARRESTED On July 31 around 10:30 p.m., several members of the Johnston Police Department responded to the Indoor Recreation Center on Atwood Avenue in reference to a stolen …
OPINION

Rhode Island works because of Medicaid

Baby Jayden's kidneys started failing the day he was born; by the time he was four months old, doctors had removed both of them. Daily dialysis kept him alive until a transplant was possible. Today, three years later, Jayden is thriving.
LIFESTYLES

Keep farm and carry on

In 45 years of farming, Vinny Confreda had never seen a spring like this. “This year we’re hoping to even be able to break even and pay the bills,” said Confreda, owner of Confreda Farm off …
EDITORIAL

Nuclear rhetoric is dangerously provocative

In light of present day geopolitics, it is important to reflect on Monday's remembrance of Victory over Japan Day, which marked the 72nd anniversary of the day that Japan officially surrendered to Allied forces and effectively ended World War II.