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Editor’s Note: This is the latest story in a series looking at the process of revising Johnston’s Town Charter via the Johnston Charter Review Commission (JCRC). more
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The public hearing is expected to continue in January, with a likely vote on a special-use permit to build an industrial-scale 19-megawatt (MW) solar field, with nearly 50,000 solar panels at 118 Winsor Ave. in northwest Johnston. Watch for more coverage leading up to and following the expected continuation of this hearing on Jan. 25. more
The Johnston boys basketball team improved to 2-0 last week when it rolled to a 78-43 win over Mt. Hope at home. The Panthers dominated from start to finish and saw three players reach double figures … more
The Johnston School Committee voted unanimously to approve a proposal by the Johnston Police Department to equip officers in schools with body-worn cameras. “A Memorandum of Understanding … more
The defending champion Johnston boys basketball team would win a 50-49 thriller over Smithfield to open its regular season in a non-league matchup last week at home. The Panthers led by one point … more
The board of commissioners offered outgoing Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) Executive Director Joseph Reposa a round of applause Friday on his last day on the job. Reposa held the Ocean State’s lone landfill’s top post in Johnston for more than six years. His annual salary was at least $245,000. He’ll also receive a $25,000 bonus on the way out the door (and stay on as a consultant). more
Johnston’s Charter Review Commission (JCRC) has convened twice and plans to meet again Thursday evening, Dec. 7. Will the JCRC ultimately ask voters to surrender their democratically elected School Committee in lieu of an appointed board? more
The defending Division II champion Johnston boys basketball team is back in action and gearing up to defend its title this winter season. The Panthers return some key players from last year’s … more
James Harrison’s story does not stir sympathy. The Johnston man was accused of peeping through a young neighbor’s window in May. The next morning he allegedly killed his mother and a … more
Johnston-based Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) has more than doubled its capacity to help former servicewomen in need of a helping hand and a warm, safe bed. On Monday, their newly … more
The Warwick School Committee has joined a national lawsuit suing major social media companies Meta, TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat, doing so in a 4-0 vote taken during Nov. 14’s School Committee … more
Thanksgiving football returned to Johnston High School as the Panthers took on Scituate in what they hope will be the program’s latest annual tradition. The Panthers saved some of their best … more
Perhaps the word ELITE – which was prominently displayed on an athletic shirt that was draped over a table - best summed up last week’s special ceremony for National Letter of Intent … more
The federal government estimates more than 17 American veterans took their own lives each day of 2021. And more than a 100 more veterans committed suicide in 2021, than the year before. The … more
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The public hearing is expected to continue on Dec. 14, with a public input session and possibly a vote on a special-use permit to build an industrial-scale 19-megawatt (MW) solar field, with nearly 50,000 solar panels at 118 Winsor Ave. in northwest Johnston. more
Look both ways and say a Hail Mary. Crossing the street in the Ocean State can be tricky, at best — and deadly, at worst. Last week, a teacher (and nun) was seriously injured while … more
The Johnston girls soccer team was upset by Rogers in a 3-0 shutout in the Division IV Championship last weekend at Rhode Island College. After a scoreless first half, the Vikings would be granted a … more
Over the past year, Johnston's Town Hall Plaza was vacated and gutted. While construction seems to have slowed at the site, a nationwide retailer may be considering the empty strip mall for its … more
The giant blue banner across the building seeks new managers. The pay starts at more than $20 per hour. Raising Cane’s pledges to open its first Ocean State location to start the New Year. … more
Johnston’s Amazon won’t open in 2023. That’s confirmed. Now the launch has been pushed to a mystery date in 2024. Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Jr. expects the … more
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