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Johnston has a new biggest taxpayer. The Johnston Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve a Tax Stabilization Agreement with Amazon. “This agreement if approved by you … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The leader of the city's Police Department defended a new automated license plate reader, or ALPR, program during a special meeting of the City Council on Monday, saying its use has already resulted in more than two-dozen arrests and more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The Cranston Republican City Committee, along with the city's current and two most recent past GOP mayors, have backed Vincent Turchetta for appointment to the Ward 4 City Council seat vacated by Ed Brady's resignation last month. In more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE It was a "beautiful American day," in the words of U.S. Army veteran Kevin Brown - bright and clear, breezy but comfortable, with flags waving lightly and neighbors joined together for a shared purpose both solemn and celebratory. more
The apples are fat and ready for plucking. The vendors are stocked and ready for selling. Are you hungry and ready for stuffing? The annual harvest season has arrived. And with the end of … more
The legal struggle to open a for-profit rehabilitation center in Johnston continues. Encompass Health has appealed a decision by a state hearing officer that rejected a Department of Health-issued Certificate of Need (CON) for the more
Undeveloped, the section of forest where Amazon plans to build a facility in Johnston generates $60,084 in annual tax revenue for the town. After a "new, state-of-the-art Amazon Robotics Sortable Fulfillment Center" is built and opened, more
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West girls soccer team will be fielding one of the most experienced rosters in the state this fall and is looking to contend in the Division I championship hunt. The Falcons boast a whopping 17 upperclassmen on the roster, more
By ERICA MacKNIGHT With the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaching, Brooke Lawrence, executive officer of the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team, or DMAT, recalls his experience of being deployed to help more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A momentous year lies ahead for the new slate of officers on the Gaspee Days Committee. The 2022 edition of the annual festivities will mark the 250th anniversary of the burning of the British ship that gave the celebration its name - more
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and The Washington Trust Company present the    33rd annual Apple Festival on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 … more
Johnston will host a public hearing and special meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The town’s residents have been eagerly awaiting details regarding “Project Schooner,” a … more
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