Thursday, May 9, 2013
Need a little more zip in your drive? Here's a selection of sports cars for sale around Rhode Island.
When the weather gets nice, drivers' minds start to turn to rides that would handle perfectly on that twisty road, or roar awake on the open highway. To satisfy that hankering for a better feel behind the wheel, here's a selection of sports cars for sale around Rhode Island. And be sure to search for more sports cars on AOL Autos. 1. 2013 Honda Civic LX — $18,555 With all of its racing heritage, Honda knows how to tuck lots of fun into small (and small-budget) packages. The black coupe sports a 1.8L, 16-valve inline 4-cyl. pumping out 140 hp and mated to — what else? — a 5-speed manual transmission, according to cars.com For sale at: Metro Honda, Johnston 2. 2013 Scion tC — $19,480 Clad in slick silver metallic, this two-door coupe …
Results from a recent executive survey ranked Rhode Island 37th for business.
A CEO magazine ranks Rhode Island as one of the worst states in the nation for business. Chief Executive Magazine ranked Rhode Island 37th based on a survey of corporate leaders. Survey respondents rated the Ocean State poorly in the area of taxation and regulations. Massachusetts and Connecticut ranked even worse. Massachusetts was ranked 47th and Connecticut came in at 45th place. The worst three ranked states in the survey were California, New York and Illinois. Texas, Florida and North Carolina, on the other hand, were ranked as the three best states in which to do business. What do you think about Rhode Island’s business climate? Is this a good state in which to do business?
The hearing is tonight at the State House.
Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney famously told a man at a campaign stop that "corporations are people, my friend." According to the law, he's right, but in Rhode Island, corporations could see their personhood status revoked if a bill by Cranston Rep. Arthur Handy goes through. Rhode Island will be the first state in the country to consider legislation that would give voters the right to revoke corporate personhood. “Everyone knows that a corporation is not a person. How could unlimited corporate money in politics benefit real human people? Rhode Islanders have a powerful desire for independence and we have overwhelming popular support for overturning Citizens United. It’s time to take a stand for common sense and democracy,” …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Nearly 10 months to the day since the former Newport Creamery closed at 1410 Atwood Ave., a new gas station opened at the site on Wednesday morning.
Completing a process that began last spring, Mayor Joseph Polisena, local officials, and representatives of Stop & Shop formally marked the opening of a new gas station at 1410 Atwood Ave. on Wednesday morning. The location had been the site of a Newport Creamery restaurant, which closed in July, 2012, and was demolished in December. Check out the accompanying video clips for scenes from today's opening. Past articles on this topic: Newport Creamery Goes Dark; New Gas Station on the Way, July 11, 2012. Newport Creamery in Johnston Demolished, Dec. 12, 2012.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Check out up-to-date listings from Zillow.
We feature homes for sale each week, but there are also rental opportunities in Johnston. Click on the homes in the map to get more information about the available rental properties in Johnston.
Another $40,000 winner at a local 7-Eleven has yet to claim their prize.
Payday came early for Paul Rylander of Greenville, who won $65,000 on the "Ultimate Payday" Instant Ticket Sunday. He'd forgotten to get milk at the market, so he went to Fast Freddie's at 471 Putnam Pike in Greenville. While there, he also chose to play the Instant Ticket. He couldn't believe his eyes when he discovered the big win. He kept thinking it was mistake. His first purchase will be two matching recliners, he said. No one hit the estimated $126 million Mega Millions® jackpot or the estimated $191 million PowerBall® jackpot over the weekend. However, one lucky Rhode Island Lottery player is holding a winning $40,00 PowerBall® PowerPlay® ticket. The winning ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number, for a standard …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Home sales in Johnston over the previous seven days.
1. 54 Rotary Drive, Allendale $168,900 list price $168,900 sale price Ranch 3 bedrooms 1 bath Built in 1959 2. 35 North Fairview St., Johnston $169,900 list price $160,000 sale price Contemporary 3 bedrooms 2/1 baths Built in 1937 3. 3 Clifton St., Johnston $149,900 list price $150,000 sale price Ranch 2 bedrooms 1 bath Built in 1960 4. 686 Greenville Ave., Smithfield Line $239,900 list price $228,000 sale price Ranch 3 bedrooms 1/1 baths Build in 1978 5. 9 Belvedere St., Greenville $189,900 list price $195,000 sale price Cape Cod 3 bedrooms 2 baths Built in 1967 6. 4 York Road, Winsor Hill $139,900 list price $112,000 sale price Cape Cod 3 bedrooms 1 bath Built in 1958 7. 57 Jackson Ave., Cherry Hill/Greenville $239,900 list price $…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Johnston Patch Grocery page is offering 296 coupons for Stop & Shop.
Whether it's milk, bread or some ice cream for dessert, we're constantly making trips to the grocery store. Find coupons and discounts to save you money on those quick pick-ups or an entire week's worth of groceries right here on Johnston Patch. The Patch Grocery page offers hundreds of online coupons to local stores, including at one of the CVS stores in Johnston. This week, the Grocery page has 165 coupons listed for CVS for everything from soda to dog food to Tootsie Caramel Apple Pops — so before you shop, check out the great deals on Johnston Patch and get ready to save!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Check out a selection of open houses scheduled in Johnston this weekend.
Whether you're looking for your next home, selling your current house and checking out the competition, or just looking to steal some decorating ideas from your neighbors, Johnston Patch is here to help on your House Hunt. With a beautiful spring weekend on tap, this is the perfect tme to do some house hunting. Check out the full slate of open houses in Johnston this weekend, and let us know in the comments section which you think gives you the most value for the money. Happy hunting!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Whether it is something full of raw power or finesse, everyone's dream car is unique.
Whether it started with the nearly imperceptible shape and accompanying wail of a passing Italian exotic, hours spent staring down the lines of a German poster car, or your first time slogging through mud that no machine should be able to transverse — all the cars of our dreams have their origins. My first dream car — and most car people will have at least a few in their life time — began to take form upon hearing my first burbley V8. It was a passing sound that is attached to no vehicle in my memory, but it stuck with me. It wasn’t until I saw the lines of a 1966 Pontiac Tempest GTO that the form took shape. When I heard that boisterous engine while staring at a GTO, I knew that car had worked itself into my mind forever. Since that time…