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The prayers worked. Sister Daisy’s still healing but she’s back in her St. Rocco School classroom. “It’s a miracle,” said the nun and second-grade teacher. … more
Too little too late or better late than never? Four months later and at least two subsequent significant flood events since September’s soaking storms, the Federal Emergency Management … more
A Johnston hauling company paid Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) more than $37 million since 2017, under the landfill’s former boss, according to financial data released … more
Come this June Anthony Albanese Sr. will have owned the former Hunter’s Garage at the gateway to Pawtuxet Village for five years. A lot has happened in this five years and a lot hasn’t … more
Family has always been a big deal for Derek Robert. Derek was born and raised in Cranston.  During his childhood he played CLCF soccer and baseball. He bowled at Town Hall Lanes, and … more
Cranston Public Libraries reported a year of growth and outreach in its 2023 Impact Report. Director for CPL Edward Garcia explained in a letter published in the report the staff and … more
Two federal agencies have begun working in Rhode Island to assist disaster victims in applying for federal relief funding. Following President Joe Biden’s approval of a declaration … more
The water’s still waist deep and starting to freeze along Belfield Drive, cutting 10 Johnston homes — and around 30 residents — off from civilization, emergency services, fuel and … more
No matter what career one is in or hopes to pursue in the future, more in the state is being offered than ever before to help get one there. High school career and tech programs, new college … more
Early on the morning of Wednesday, January 10, Rhode Island was hit with its second significant flooding event in less than a month. This came just days after President Biden made FEMA assistance … more
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation, alongside Cranston and Warwick’s Department of Public Works, have major infrastructure plans for the upcoming year. According to Tony … more
Early Monday, hundreds of Rhode Islanders navigated a frozen Rhodes on the Pawtuxet parking lot for a breakfast honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., as well as eleven Rhode Island students … more
On Nov. 16, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation renewed a three-year agreement valued at $575,791 annually with president and CEO Iftikhar Ahmad, making him one of the highest-paid state employees, yet a far cry from URI men's basketball coach Ryan "Archie" Miller, who is paid $1,405,000.05 according to a Channel 12 report Under the agreement approved by the board … more
The Central Landfill wants the Johnston Sun Rise to pay $900, in advance, to search for documents that may (or may not) exist, detailing the past business relationship between Rhode Island Resource … more
Johnston has the lowest-paid mayor in the Ocean State. Should the town’s next mayor get a $50,000 raise, from the current $75,000 annual salary to at least $125,000, as several members of … more
As the Johnston Sun Rise went to the printers Wednesday morning, Johnston’s emergency management officials had barely finished celebrating good news from the federal government when a fresh … more
Two of Cranston’s public schools- Garden City School and Hugh B. Bain Middle School- saw a rise in their Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) accountability scores for the 2022-23 school … more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management opened an investigation into Waste Management, the company contracted by the city of Cranston to (among other things) pick up residential trash … more
Kids across cranston were quick to take advantage of the first snow of the season. The winter storm that rolled over New England all weekend brought perfect conditions sledding Sunday and Monday, and … more
After more than two years of debate, the mayor’s vision of Budlong Pool is entering the bidding process. Mayor Kenneth Hopkins has commissioned a request for proposal, which is currently … more
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