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Johnston’s lane time has expired. The town’s lone bowling alley will soon close. Although an exact date has not been released, Town Hall Lanes will cease operation in several … more
They crawl under your vehicle and hack away at its tender underbelly. Then they sell the severed parts. It’s a good living if you don’t get caught. And most catalytic converter thieves … more
Cranston Police have made two arrests in a school vandalism case — a Johnston man and a Cranston minor. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist announced the … more
The “crispiest friskiest fries in town” may be a little easier to sample if Johnston changes local laws governing mobile food trucks. Town Council held its first reading of an amended … more
The last rental riders left their pair of electric bikes under a Hartford Avenue business sign days ago. By Tuesday afternoon, the bikes had fallen over. Town Council has taken aim at bulky … more
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
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