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Your Neighbors: News From Area Communities

JohnstonPatch has the scoop on nearby communities. Here are the headlines from the week ending Mar. 16, 2012.

While we at JohnstonPatch focus primarily on the local news the affects you most, we also understand there is a world outside of Johnston — yes, really!

Take a look at what's going on in some of the communities around Rhode Island and join the conversations going on around the state.

Read the WoonsocketPatch report on the downgrading of the city's bond rating; check out the news from Cranston, where CranstonPatch reported that the Department of Heath issued a warning to parents about a case of chickenpox; see how the mayor of East Providence reacted to learning that his city had spent $3.8 million to transport private school students, from East ProvidencePatch; and catch up on the progress of the Odeum Theater, thanks to East GreenwichPatch.

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Looking for news in other communities not listed above? Visit patch.com to view all of the towns we're covering across the nation.

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