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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
The Johnston girls basketball team continued to roll as it toppled visiting Central 64-19 last week to improve to 7-1 and extending its win streak to seven games. Point guard Jayanah Rollins led the … more
The water’s still waist deep and starting to freeze along Belfield Drive, cutting 10 Johnston homes — and around 30 residents — off from civilization, emergency services, fuel and … more
Early on the morning of Wednesday, January 10, Rhode Island was hit with its second significant flooding event in less than a month. This came just days after President Biden made FEMA assistance … more
On Nov. 16, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation renewed a three-year agreement valued at $575,791 annually with president and CEO Iftikhar Ahmad, making him one of the highest-paid state employees, yet a far cry from URI men's basketball coach Ryan "Archie" Miller, who is paid $1,405,000.05 according to a Channel 12 report Under the agreement approved by the board … more
The Central Landfill wants the Johnston Sun Rise to pay $900, in advance, to search for documents that may (or may not) exist, detailing the past business relationship between Rhode Island Resource … more
Johnston has the lowest-paid mayor in the Ocean State. Should the town’s next mayor get a $50,000 raise, from the current $75,000 annual salary to at least $125,000, as several members of … more
The Johnston girls basketball team resumed its regular season this week after cruising to a 5-1 start to take second place in Division IV before the holiday break. After a tough opening night loss to … more
As the Johnston Sun Rise went to the printers Wednesday morning, Johnston’s emergency management officials had barely finished celebrating good news from the federal government when a fresh … more
CO-BOYS TEAMS OF THE YEAR: Basketball, Volleyball The basketball Panthers claimed their first championship in more than two decades with a thrilling comeback win over Middletown in the … more
The ex-boss at the Central Landfill has taken over as CEO of J.R. Vinagro Corporation, following his resignation last month. And his new employer, Vinagro Corp. has now taken over road and bridge … more
Residents on Belfield Drive in Johnston held a yardstick in the middle of the street to measure the rising water on Dec. 18. More than a week later, they’re still drying out. “The … more
The Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives set his eyes on the biscuits slathered in sausage gravy across the table. “There’s no more … gravy train coming from the federal government,” said state Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi more
The Johnston wrestling team split its matchup against Davies and Cranston East last week, going 1-1. The Panthers beat Davies 48-24. Luke Sharpless got a win at 157 pounds for the Panthers, pinning … more
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