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The top-seeded Johnston girls basketball team was upset 45-42 by No. 3 Hope in the Division IV Championship on Monday at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. The Panthers had beaten the Blue Wave … more
The “non-renewal” list included the names of 40 Johnston educators. “Special Educator, Ferri Middle School … Guidance Counselor at Barnes School … Math Teacher, … more
Johnston High School students are not likely to know the name Frank Lenox, but rest assured that teachers Debby Smyth and Kerry Murphy have been in contact with him since the beginning of the … more
Construction crews have begun clearing land at the future site of the new Johnston Elementary Center. “With the land clearing now taking place, the new elementary school is becoming a … more
The Johnston boys basketball team would run away with a 61-51 Division II Quarterfinal win over Rogers on Tuesday night to advance to this weekend’s semifinals against unbeaten, top-seeded … more
Johnston’s primary seat in the state Senate will stay empty until after the November election. Sen. Frank Lombardo III, a Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) since 2010, died … more
It was a rare, stinging rebuke of state officials by an enforcement wing of the federal government. Then the Ocean State’s Attorney General weighed in, reddening the handprint left behind … more
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
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