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Driving through Johnston, Art Dunn looked left to the breakdown lane and his gaze met the animal’s dead eyes. It was a bobcat, freshly killed by a passing vehicle; intact and mostly … more
In 1935, Giuseppe Baffoni founded a chicken farm in the heart of Johnston, and 88 years later his great grandson’s still tending the flock. Adam Baffoni walked out his farm store and down … more
You can still get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant – but you might pay a slight upcharge for eggs. "This is the first time in quite a while that we’ve had to raise menu prices,” said owner Catherine Fonesca (the titular Alice is her dog).  “In this business, you just have to go with the flow as prices bounce on eggs, meat, coffee – everything, really.” more
“Judge Jackie” is no longer on the bench. In Johnston, your robe may hang by a thread if your father holds the wrong sign on Primary Day. “I’ve got just one … more
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced Thursday morning that a Johnston man has been found guilty in Providence County Superior Court of physically abusing his four-month-old son in … more
Earlier this week, Bernard “Bernie” Pavia kneeled down to play with his trainset. He laid the track out in a circle at the trunk of his bright white Christmas tree, and crawled up … more
Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena took to the lectern Dec. 12 to address Town Council one last time while in office. “This town, at one time, they would laugh at this town,” Polisena … more
Johnston born and bred, Josephine “Josie” Celentano turned 100 years old in the same Binghampton Avenue home where she was born. “I’m an old bag,” she laughed, seated … more
His sparkling white tail bounced up and down a Warwick city street like the lone working tail light of a small vehicle hitting speed humps at nearly 40 miles per hour. The spike buck avoided the … more
Russ Matuszek sat behind the wheel of the Canna-Bus, a free-wheeling trolley parked outside the RISE dispensary. “If they need us, we’re here,” said the driver, leaning forward … more
Future Case Corp. has been there long enough for rust to form and leak from the bracket and onto the business’s white sign hanging in front. The mill building’s been there for about a … more
Johnston Police are looking for a trio of alleged shade thieves. Around 1:15 p.m., Nov. 8, Johnston Police responded to a local business to investigate a reported designer sunglasses … more
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