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While it started off as rain and slush Sunday, the temperature dropped and the snow came down in earnest later that afternoon making for ideal sledding conditions Monday at the former Gorton Junior … more
In a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Warwick School Committee saw a quiet but dramatic shakeup in leadership, as Shaun Galligan replaced David Testa as School Committee Chair. Galligan  was backed by … 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
Twelve hours after ringing in the New Year, thousands were wringing water from their ears after jumping into the ocean for the Polar Plunge at Easton’s Beach in Newport. The annual event, … more
In a twist of developments and without any indication that it might happen, Mayor Frank Picozzi received Tuesday a proposed agreement from the Rhode Island Airport Corporation to build and make … more
The surf is always up when you leave Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport and get on the connector to Route 95. The rolling wave display, created by vertical blue pipes of varying … more
New Year ’s Day arrived as a whisper. The still waters of the Providence River reflected gray clouds. The Fields Point giant wind turbines stood tall, their blades frozen. The Edgewood … more
The ex-boss at the Central Landfill has taken over as CEO of J.R. Vinagro Corporation, following his resignation last month. And his new employer, Vinagro Corp. has now taken over road and bridge … more
This past year has been marked with some major milestones in the rehabilitation of schools - namely, the reopening of Sherman Elementary School, the creation of “innovative spaces” at … more
Having served as the District 1 member to the Warwick School Committee for a year, Shaun Galligan confirmed Tuesday night he is actively campaigning to become committee chair at the first meeting of … more
The Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives set his eyes on the biscuits slathered in sausage gravy across the table. “There’s no more … gravy train coming from … more
The New Year’s Eve forecast of above freezing temperatures, light winds and a 20 percent  chance of rain promises for a great early evening of  fireworks at Rocky Point Park. The … more
The Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives set his eyes on the biscuits slathered in sausage gravy across the table. “There’s no more … gravy train coming from the federal government,” said state Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi more
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The public hearing is expected to continue in January, with a likely 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. Watch for more coverage leading up to and following the expected continuation of this hearing on Jan. 25. more
On Tuesday the Rhode Island Airport Corporation called off a meeting with the city administration and state leaders scheduled for Wednesday so that lawyers could work out a memorandum of … more
The Warwick Police Department (WPD)’s Flock Safety Camera program got off to a late start following approval in October of 2022 due to a little bit of red tape. However, according to … more
Packing winds of nearly 70 MPH and more than two inches of rain, Monday’s southeaster caused extensive flooding along Warwick’s 39 miles of shoreline, downed trees and fortunately … more
During his childhood years, Stan Winman was always fascinated with Christmas lights. Today, that fascination has grown into an extraordinary 250,000-plus Christmas Lighting Spectacular at Praise … more
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