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By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed the state's $9.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 into law - although she is critical of a number of the spending plan's provisions and has reiterated her support for the adoption of line-item veto more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Immigrants from Itri, Italy, who settled in Cranston's Knightsville section in the early years of the 20th century brought the memory of a miracle. As the story goes, in 796 A.D., a mute shepherd looked into a tree on Mount Civita in more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Thinking about opening a business? A recent report indicates you might want to do it somewhere other than Rhode Island, as Wallethub's 2019 Best Places to Start a Business" study found the Ocean State to be dead last overall when" more
By PETE FONTAINE Five years ago when the Johnston Street Machines founded Cruizin' for a Cause, the nonprofit's mission was two-fold - to raise money for charities and offer people an opportunity to show off their classic cars. Last Thursday's Trophy more
By PETE FONTAINE Add Bar 101 to the long list of Matt DiIorio's fantastic friends and special supporters. That community backing surfaced as people packed the restaurant at 1478 Hartford Ave. during last Thursday evening's Guest Bartenders Night. This" more
By PETE FONTAINE Let it be known that Louis McGowan and Dan Brown, two iconic and important members of the Johnston Historical Society, are not leaving the award-winning nonprofit. However, that's what some people may have thought when more than 75 more
By MERI R. KENNEDY At the Mohr On Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m., Dave Marchetti's Animal Experiences will be at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave., Johnston. The program will offer hands-on fun with a variety of reptiles and some more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Grieco Community Cat Care Center is looking to make strides in helping reduce the number of cats loose in Rhode Island communities. The center, which plans to open later this month, will house divisions of Scruffy Paws Animal more
By PETE FONTAINE The sounds of lively Latin music echoed through the jam-packed community room inside Briarcliffe Manor in Johnston, which was also adorned with flags of places like Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cape Verde and Liberia. Even more
Seven organizations have been awarded grant funding from the Tri-County Community Action Agency as part of a statewide effort to prevent and reduce opioid use and overdose. An estimated $170,000 will be distributed through January 2020. In April, the more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. LARCENY Jimmy Archer, 27, 25 Bennett St., Stoughton, Massachusetts, was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of larceny of checks on June more
By PETE FONTAINE A crowd of more than 200 people gathered at Camp Varnum in Narragansett on Saturday, listening as the sounds of military boots hitting the pavement in unison echoed through the Rhode Island National Guard's seaside camp. Those sounds more
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