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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 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
Should Rhode Island’s children have a constitutional right to an education? The U.S. Constitution doesn’t actually guarantee Americans the right to an education, according to legal … more
A Cranston man has been arrested and charged following the “accidental” shooting of his four-year-old son, according to Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist. The child was … more
Of the eight Rhode Island schools admitted to the “Class of 2023 National Banner Unified Champion Schools” list, four hail from Johnston. more
Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The series is expected to conclude following the Nov. 2 continuation of the Zoning Board special use permit hearing. more
Johnston Police and the state's Violent Fugitive Task Force made an arrest in last Wednesday’s shooting at City Limit Auto Sales on Hartford Avenue. “Our main objective is to protect … more
Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. Look for part three in next week’s edition. The series is expected to conclude following the Nov. 2 continuation of the Zoning Board special use permit hearing. more
Johnston resident and Italian-American Raena Calisi stood at the juncture of the tiny bridge and the small island in the center of the pond in War Memorial Park. “He was an … more
Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. Look for part two in next week’s edition. The series is expected to conclude following the Nov. 2 continuation of the Zoning Board special use permit hearing. more
Joe Razza was a runner. Daily, the town native could be spotted dashing up and down the hills of Johnston while off-duty. The former Johnston police chief stepped down last year as his health declined rapidly and unexpectedly. On Friday, Sept. 29 — following the announcement of his death — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee ordered the state’s flags lowered in honor of the late Joseph P. Razza. He was 54 years old. more
Columbus has landed in Johnston’s War Memorial Park. On Monday, Oct. 9, he’ll be welcomed with food trucks and a re-introduction to the public. Earlier this week, the … more
The governor offered millions for schools, but the mayor refused, insisting he saw too many strings attached. Can the town afford to leave any money on the table? Did the administration … more
JOHNSTON, R.I. — As small local newspapers struggle with dwindling circulation and shrinking revenue, public officials unhappy with critical news stories are hitting where it hurts — yanking away their contracts to advertise legal notices. more
Next Thursday the Johnston Zoning Board will hear from developers who want to build a slightly smaller 157-acre solar farm along Winsor Avenue. “I would say if they’re going back to … more
Matthew Newell was playing on the St. Rocco School playground on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The carefree 9-year-old heard a teacher calling his name. The fourth-grader, wearing his … more
It was 5 o’clock Monday evening and Jeremy Bousquet had just finished climbing a ladder and began hammering nails into a corner of two pieces of long lumber when someone asked: “What are … more
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