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Cranston police release body-cam from officer-involved shooting
UPDATED The Cranston police officer ran to the suspects’ car. She opened the door and ordered a man and a woman out of the vehicle. Instead, they sped away, allegedly running over the officer's foot, and the officer fired at the vehicle. Cranston Police have released the name of the officer involved in a shooting last Sunday evening, as well as her body-worn camera footage from the incident.
GUILLET GARDENS: Melissa Guillet, creative director of 15 Minute Field Trips, plants a garden on a sunny day.
Johnston's 15 Minute Field Trips wins $44,000 Champlin grant
What could you do in 15 minutes? Melissa Guillet, creative director of 15 Minute Field Trips (15MFT), has wrestled with this question for years. Guillet, who worked as a full-time teacher, said …
NEW BUDGET: Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Jr. attended a Town Council meeting earlier this month, to discuss a cost-savings report for the town's public schools. Last week, Polisena also released his proposed 2024-25 town budget. Town Council will discuss and likely vote on the budget in a meeting that starts at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 26.
Johnston mayor proposes $134M ‘no tax increase budget’
Johnston taxpayers will likely see little change in their tax levy if Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Jr.’s proposed $134,342,201 budget passes the scrutiny of Town Council on June 26. The …
TOP SERVER: Head Waiter Brayden Blackmar, 6, waits on his father Derek and grandmother Jean Lamb. (SunRise photos by Steve Popiel)
Lessa’s last Lemonade Land
The head waiter was young but efficient. Brayden Blackmar, 6 and ½ years old, filled out his first job application with clear, bold letters. Under “positive qualities about …
HYDRATE: Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are no joke. Health officials recommend you drink water, find shade, and chill out, with the onset of the year’s first heat wave.
Working up a sweat beating the heat
As heat indexes rise to near triple digits, Johnston residents have been breaking a sweat trying to stay cool. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from noon Wednesday to 7 p.m. Friday …
REMEMBER WHEN: Those were the days. Henry Polichetti, 108, chats with Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins.
What’s Henry’s longevity secret?
Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins makes it a point to personally visit any city residents who are 100 years old — or older. He always brings a proclamation, the city’s best wishes, and a question: What’s your secret to longevity?
Ken
Ken
Attention Husky lovers!! This handsome boy appropriately named Ken because he is a doll, is ready to join your family! Ken is a year and a half old with the brightest blue eyes you've ever seen! He …
The Class of 2024 gathered for commencement ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence.
They entered cubs and emerged as panthers
The isolation of Covid and initial necessity of remote learning hit four years ago, but the young men and women who would become Johnston High School’s Class of 2024 did not let the pandemic …
Cranston police officer fires at vehicle following Garden City shoplifting incident
A Cranston police officer fired at a fleeing vehicle following a shoplifting report at Garden City Shopping Center Sunday evening. Police are still looking for the vehicle and its occupants. …
Another big year
The annual Gary Mazzie Memorial Golf Tournament made its return earlier this month at Valley Country Club and hosted a large field of alumni as it continues to raise funds on behalf of the Johnston …
Deer jumps through RIPTA bus windshield on Warwick Avenue
A deer jumped through the windshield of a RIPTA bus traveling on Warwick Avenue Monday, injuring three passengers. The incident happened near the intersection with Sachem Avenue near the …
Phoenix
Phoenix
Phoenix is such a unique looking boy with his incredible two different colored eyes complimented by his stunning Catahoula coat. He is as smart as a whip and will sit like the perfect gentleman for a …