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TWO IF BY SEA: Phou Vongkhamdy, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and U.S. Rep. James Langevin stand near a poster, featuring a photo of Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena in a boat.
Johnston voters may face $40 million flood bond in the fall
Johnston voters may decide on a $40 million flood bond to fund stormwater management and sewer upgrades in the wake of four major flood events over the past year. On Feb. 12, Johnston Town …
TAKING A STAND: School Committee Chairman Robert LaFazia and member Susan Mansolillo confer during one of last year's charged meetings.
Johnston Charter Review Commission proposes expansion of school committee by four appointed seats
Is your school committee big enough? Johnston voters will likely decide whether to nearly double the current school committee, from 5 to 9 members, should that question make the ballot in …
Desmarais wins state title
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League held its Gymnastics State Championships last weekend at Rhode Island College, and Johnston freshman Gianna Desmarais was the school’s lone …
‘ONE OF THE KINDEST’ Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio shared this photo of late Sen. Frank Lombardo III, who passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 21 at the age of 65.
RI Sen. Frank Lombardo III, of Johnston, dies overnight at age 65 after battle with cancer
Sen. Frank Lombardo III dropped from helicopters to ski inaccessible moguls. Somehow, he balanced business, community service, law-making and family. “Our Senate family is heartbroken with …
Prancer
Hi,  my name is Prancer, I’d love to prance right into your arms! My eyes say, “love me” and my heart is praying for a loving home! You see I was found in the woods with a …
BACK IN CUSTODY: U.S. Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston announced the Feb. 6 arrest of a Guatemalan national charged with child sexual assault in Rhode Island. The suspect was released from custody last year and remained on the lam, despite an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer.
Feds scold state over undocumented immigrant’s release
UPDATED: The defendant has been identified by prosecutors as Manuel Garcia Dela Cruz.
RISKY Q’S: The Johnston School Committee voted to remove these two questions regarding student sexuality from the 2024 Rhode Island Student Survey.
Johnston School Committee removes student sexuality questions from risk survey
Tasked with approving the latest annual student risk survey, the Johnston School Committee unanimously decided to remove two questions that ask about student sexual identity. “We went …
Jayanah Rollins
Panthers aiming for top seed
The Johnston girls basketball team continues to roll as it enters the final week of the regular season. With two pivotal matchups remaining, including one against first-place Davies, the Panthers are …
Darlyn
Are you looking for the love of your life? Well, you just found the sweetest girl around, meet Darlyn aka "Darling", she truly is a darling girl! She loves everyone she meets and also likes other …
WORK FAMILY PICTURE: Former Valueland employees pose for a group photo at their reunion at Independence Place. (Beacon Communications photos by Adam Zangari)
A lot of value in old memories
It’s not every day that you see coworkers from a high school job get together and reminisce about their time working in a supermarket together. Yet, that’s exactly what occurred on …
READY TO SEE YOU NOW: Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient inside the dental practice at Tri-County Community Action Agency’s (CAA) Hartford Avenue headquarters. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recently approved the agency’s acquisition of CharterCARE’s former St. Joseph Pediatric Dental Center in Providence. Tri-County plans to expand the practice to North Providence by next month.
Filling a vital RI need
Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient. They try to turn the chair over quick. They’ve got patients waiting. For …
OCEAN STATE COYOTES: A coyote similar to this animal attacked a hiker in Johnston last Friday, and possibly a dog walker in Scituate the previous day. According to RI DEM, the animal involved in the Johnston attack tested positive for rabies.
Rabid coyote attacks Johnston hiker; he strangles it
A rabid coyote attacked a hiker in Johnston. He strangled the sick animal. According to Johnston Police Chief Mark A. Vieira, shortly after noon Friday, a 58-year-old man was hiking in the …