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Since Amazon has not yet opened for business in Johnston, the mega-retailer has invoked a costly construction clause in its contract with the town. Over the past few months, the company … more
Voters in Rhode Island House District 42, which contains parts of Johnston and Cranston, will likely see a 2022 Democratic primary rematch this September. All three candidates who ran last election, … more
The solar eclipse was the main event Monday, with day turning to dusk as the moon slid between the earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event which will not … more
One of Cranston’s own will be crossing hemispheres this summer as a viola player in one of the country’s most prestigious youth orchestras. Liam DeRosa, a junior at Cranston East and … more
The article entitled “Austerity budget cuts spending” printed in the April 4, 2024 edition of the Cranston Herald incorrectly stated that Mayor Kenneth Hopkins intended to downsize the … more
The Johnston School Building Committee has so far awarded more than $40 million in contracts to Rhode Island firms for the construction the town’s new elementary center.  “This … more
Pete Fontaine died an hour after deadline last week. Although he had submitted his final byline several weeks earlier, the Johnston Sun Rise’s faithful freelancer held on until the last pages of the paper were on the presses. The man had ink in his veins. more
Scott Avedisian, Warwick’s longest-serving mayor, entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday morning at Kent County Court to charges he left the scene of a car crash. The fender-bender occurred … more
Next Monday at around 2:15 p.m., Warwick’s skies will begin to dim and 90% of the sun will be covered by the moon  as the city experiences a partial solar eclipse. While the city is … more
It’s like they never left. With President Biden having signed on March 20 disaster declarations for the severe storms which hit Rhode Island on December 17 and January 9, the Federal … more
Mayor Kenneth Hopkins addressed the city council in chambers on Monday afternoon to highlight his FY 2025 Cranston budget starting this July 1. During the special meeting, Hopkins described his … more
Dear Fellow Johnston Residents and Neighbors, On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, the Johnston Planning Board will consider extending the timeline on their decision from March 3, 2022, relative to … more
Sad news to report. Our longtime freelancer Pete Fontaine died Wednesday afternoon. For decades, you've been reading his upbeat stories highlighting community giving. His bylines have regularly … more
Rhode Islanders impacted by the floods in December and January will now be eligible for federal relief funding due to a disaster declaration signed by President Joe Biden last week. Following … more
A small bridge in Cranston will be undergoing immediate repairs following the discovery of structural deficiencies during the city’s bridge and culvert inspection. … more
With the coming of spring, Knightsville’s beautification is underway once again. Branching out from Itri Park, phase two of the neighborhood’s revitalization project will stretch into the … more
UPDATED: Warwick Police have identified the victim in Thursday's tragic shooting. more
Have you driven on Hartford Avenue recently? If so, your license plate was likely one of 162,180 vehicles detected in the last 30 days by one of three Flock Safety cameras monitoring traffic in … more
Why is Mayor Kenneth Hopkins running for reelection? Simple. “Unfinished business.” He has a list of works-in-progress all throughout the city he’s determined to see through. … more
Representative Seth Magaziner was in Cranston March 14 to celebrate $344,000 in federal funding for the Cranston Police Department, specifically support vehicles for the departments’ K-9 units. … more
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