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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. more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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? more
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 … more
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. … more
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 … more
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 … more
Jacob Spence knows Johnston’s War Memorial Park like the back of his hand. Now, the Johnston Eagle Scout hopes to make the park more familiar to visitors, town natives, and tourists alike. … more
Future elementary school students in Johnston will be shown how to climb to new heights at their new school, when it’s finished. The Johnston School Building Committee recently approved … more
The top-seeded Johnston softball team saw its season come to a close on Monday, when visiting West Warwick pulled off a late 3-1 comeback win to bounce the Panthers from the Division II playoffs. The … more
A trickle of Cranston voters turned out to vote overwhelmingly, nearly 4 to 1, to approve a $40 million school bond referendum. According to the Rhode Island Board of Elections’ … more
Warwick Police are investigating a major gun theft on Post Road. Around 3:52 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2024 Warwick Police responded to RI Guns, at 1175 Post Road for an alarm. “Upon … more
Big happenings continue with the Johnston boys basketball program, as two of its most notable players made their college decisions official. NeAri Vasquez will be heading up to Maine to play for DIII … more
Warwick Police shot a dog Sunday night on Greenwich Avenue. According to police, a dog attacked another dog and multiple people, but was stopped by a responding Warwick Police officer. Warwick … more
The Johnston teacher’s union has a message for taxpayers. They feel underappreciated, underpaid and low on the list of the town’s priorities. A statement released by Kathleen … more
By ALEX SPONSELLER For the first time in program history, the Johnston boys basketball team will be playing in the Division I ranks next winter season. In its realignment for next season, the … more
Some friends called him Elliott. He initially survived an archer’s illicit arrow attack and pond neighbors hoped for his recovery. His young family depended on him. The arrow was … more
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