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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
UPDATED: The defendant has been identified by prosecutors as Manuel Garcia Dela Cruz. more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Johnston’s impending flood bond may be a little less hefty thanks to some help from state and federal agencies. While sections of Johnston are still drying out, both the state and federal … more
Although plans have fluctuated since voters approved a $215 million school construction bond, Johnston should have two brand new schools by 2027. On Tuesday night, during a special joint … more
The Johnston boys basketball team is grinding through the Division II dogfight and is nearing the home stretch of the regular season. After dropping three straight contests to the division’s … more
Beautiful pizza, like art, is subjective. Take Rhode Island’s Italian bakery specialty — pizza strips (or party pizza or party strips … or bakery pizza or red strips or … more
A shadow has been cast on Green Development’s solar project plans in Johnston. The opposition was nervous. A rumor had circulated through the ranks of Stop Johnston Solar (SJS) that the … more
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Johnston girls basketball team extended its win streak to nine games as it beat Times Squared Academy 44-27 last week. The win improved Johnston’s record to 9-1 and … more
The prayers worked. Sister Daisy’s still healing but she’s back in her St. Rocco School classroom. “It’s a miracle,” said the nun and second-grade teacher. … more
Too little too late or better late than never? Four months later and at least two subsequent significant flood events since September’s soaking storms, the Federal Emergency Management … more
The Johnston boys basketball team rolled past Toll Gate 76-44 last week to extend its unbeaten record to 9-0, however, fell to Lincoln the following game to take its first league loss in a potential … more
A Johnston hauling company paid Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) more than $37 million since 2017, under the landfill’s former boss, according to financial data released … more
Two federal agencies have begun working in Rhode Island to assist disaster victims in applying for federal relief funding. Following President Joe Biden’s approval of a declaration … more
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