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Polisena expects $12 million from stimulus

Mayor Joseph Polisena said he expects the town to receive $12 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan, but didn’t commit to any projects until “I get the check in my …

Community comes together to clean up Johnston Memorial Park on Earth Day

Marvin Carter, the highly acclaimed chef who doubles as food service director at The Bridge at Cherry Hill, wore an entirely different hat last Thursday while performing a number of outdoor …

Man of the hour

Outgoing Johnston Senior Center Director Anthony Zompa was treated to a special luncheon Wednesday afternoon, attended by a few dozen guests and local dignitaries. Mayor Joseph Polisena, Police Chief …

A fond farewell

Pictures have poured into the Johnston High School Adopt-A-Senior Facebook page over the past few weeks, as students in their last year roaming the halls at JHS receive gifts and well wishes from …

Rondeau's Kickboxing open house a knockout success

There was a flurry of activity this weekend in and around of Christina Rondeau’s well-designed and impressively stocked kickboxing training/fitness facility located at 1408 Atwood Ave. in …

Learning their sacrifice

Diane Clift was walking through Johnston War Memorial Park this weekend when she witnessed this candid moment between a father and daughter. Clift said the man was teaching his daughter about the …

Taking the reins

As Anthony Zompa retires from his role as director of the Johnston Senior Center after two decades, Matt Bolton is ready to step up and lead the group into a post-pandemic world. Bolton, 27, …
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‘It’s a game changer’

While the phrase “organ donor” is often associated with life-saving or life-changing gifts from people who’ve passed away, thousands of organs each year are donated by people who …

Sun Rise Scoops

Ways you can help the Johnston Historical Society    The Find on 6, 2953 Hartford Ave., is now accepting consignment items on behalf of the Johnston Historical Society. That means you …
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Will Chauvin verdict mark a paradigm shift?

Whether the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd represents a paradigm shift will take time to tell. For many, the conviction represents a long overdue step toward greater accountability. "No verdict will ease the pain of the Floyd
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Will Chauvin verdict mark a paradigm shift?

Whether the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd represents a paradigm shift will take time to tell. For many, the conviction represents a long overdue step toward greater accountability. "No verdict will ease the pain of the Floyd
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Magaziner strives to ensure recovery of small businesses

By JOHN HOWELL General Treasurer Seth Magaziner had a surprise for the Warwick Rotary Club, although he didn't let the cat out of the bag until he talked about his program to reunite individuals, businesses and even non-profits with unclaimed property.

Zompa retires from JSC after two decades

Johnston Senior Center Director Anthony Zompa made it official this month when he announced his retirement after 20 years of working for the town’s elderly community. Zompa said that he and …

Fire at Baffoni's Poultry Farm kills 3K chickens, no injuries to staff

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm posted on Facebook Wednesday morning that a fire in one of its coops resulted in no staff injuries, but roughly 3,000 chickens were killed. The account’s …
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COLLECTIBLES: Spring Cleaning?

It’s that time. Spring! And we sure are glad to see it come. We’ve waited long enough. So, all that clutter, from Christmas, the holidays, and the long winter, have gathered in your …
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The Pickpocket Queen

By KELLY SULLIVAN On Feb. 1, 1879, Elizabeth Dillon was arrested in Providence and sent to the state prison in Cranston, where she was to serve two years. It wouldn't be her first arrest and imprisonment in America, nor her last. The 38-year-old lady
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EG Art Club plans Plein Air Meet Up

The East Greenwich Art Club was formed in 1959 by local artists who came together to support each other while developing their art. It is a vibrant organization today, promoting the production, exhibition, and sale of its member's art. Membership is
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Face mask art at Atrium Gallery celebrates creativity, protection against COVID-19

An exhibition of artwork in the shape of a face mask is now on display at the Atrium Gallery on the main floor of the state's Administration Building, One Capitol Hill, Providence. The Conceal/Reveal Mask Installation was created during the pandemic and
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Panthers roll past Tiverton, into playoffs

By ALEX SPONSELLERThe Johnston football team continued to impress last week, rolling to a 38-6 win over visiting Tiverton to improve to 3-0 on the season and qualify for this week’s …

Wizards come back to beat Panthers

  By RYAN D. MURRAY The Lady Panthers, led the West Warwick Wizards two sets to none on Tuesday evening before collapsing mid-match and falling 3-2 (25-18, 25-22, 23-25, 11-25, 13-15) at …

Viau commits to Dean

By ALEX SPONSELLER   Johnston senior basketball player Tori Viau recently made her college decision official as she committed to continuing her career at Dean College. Viau was the …

Lady Panthers turn things around

After tough sledding for much of the regular season, the Johnston girls finally got into the win column with three straight victories to close things out. The Lady Panthers earned their first …

Panthers rolling into playoffs

The Johnston boys basketball team continued to cruise to close out its regular season, winning its final three games on the schedule and taking a 6-3 record into the postseason.The Panthers topped …

Panthers on roll

After getting to a late start this winter season, the Johnston boys basketball team has caught fire and is on a three-game win streak in league play.The Panthers’ most recent victory came in a …
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Johnston Police Log

The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments.   POSSESSION   Patrolman Michael Martufi Jr. was on a …

Johnston Police Log

The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. SHOPLIFTING Early on the morning of March 8, Rhode Island State Police …

Johnston Police Log

The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments.   FRAUD SCHEME   A Johnston man, the real estate firm he …
ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK

Animal Talk

Attention big dog lovers, you’ll be gushing over Gus!! Meet Gus and all of his happiness, he is available for adoption at the Warwick Animal Shelter. You will fall in love with this big slobber …

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Radio Beacon is a podcast from Beacon Communications run by Dan Kittredge (Cranston Herald), Jacob Marrocco (Johnston Sun Rise), John Howell (Warwick Beacon) and Alex Sponseller (Beacon …
John Donegan, the Ward 3 member of the Cranston City Council and leader of the Democratic caucus, joins Dan to discuss the city’s budget review, ordinances he’s working on, the panhandling case settlement, the fortunes of the Yankees and Knicks, and more.
  Dan and Jake discuss the latest developments on the vaccination from J&J and round up this week’s other headlines in Warwick, Cranston and …
After Dan and Jake discuss the latest on ATVs, the lieutenant governor search, and RI's vaccination campaign, Jake chats with Dist. 43 state Rep. Deb Fellela of Johnston (29:37) about the State …