Monday, May 20, 2013
Have you seen Bullet?
This dog, Bullet, is a 5-year-old husky that has gone missing in Johnston and its owner is hoping you can help find him. If you've seen him, call Michael Catanzaro at 401-228-4453. Bullet is "very friendly," Catanzaro said, and he's wearing a Dallas Cowboys collar with no tags. Catanzaro lives on Dix Avenue right near Hartford Avenue. Call for more details. Bullet's disappearance was originally reported on the RI LOST PETS Facebook Page. You can follow Johnston Patch on Facebook, too.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The deal would resolve violations issued two years ago that deemed four town-owned dams are unsafe.
Wednesday, March 20
Mayor Joseph M. Polisena and the state Department of Environmental Management have reached a tentative agreement to repair four dams that the DEM deemed unsafe two years ago. The Providence Journal reported that the town would proceed with dam repairs at a "reasonable pace." The four dams are at the Oak Swamp, Jilson, Upper and Lower Simmons Reservoirs. Read more at the Providence Journal.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
As a results, look out for detours on Central Avenue, Dawn Drive and Earl Drive this week.
Tuesday, January 15
According to a press release from a project manager from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, the final work on a sewer line on Central Avenue, Dawn Drive and Earl Drive takes places from Monday to Wednesday this week. Peter J. Connell, a project manager for RIRRC, said a crew will be out today and tomorrow – weather permitting – to finish the final 100 feet of a gravity sewer pipe on Central Avenue near Dawn Drive. On Wednesday, the crew will relocate to 417 Central Avenue, and work toward Earl Drive. On all three days, crews are scheduled to work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., although they might be out as late as 5 p.m. if complications arise. During both portions of the construction, expect local road closures and detours! Also, …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A Johnston firefighter out on disability was arraigned on drug charges Tuesday. Forty-nine-year-old David Lashus was arrested after undercover officers delivered eight pounds of marijuana to his home according to NBC 10.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
A few souls braved the nasty weather on Sept. 30 to enjoy the second day of the Apple Festival.
Despite the rain on Sept. 30, there were still some people who braved the weather for the 25th North Central Chamber of Commerce Apple Festival, sponsored by Citizens Bank, at Johnston Memorial Park. [See more — 'This Is What Johnston Is All About' Oct. 1, 2012.] At noontime, festival organizers cancelled the scheduled entertainers and activities due to the rain — including the apple pie-eating contest and afternoon performances by Steve Falk & Country Line Dancers and the High Steppin' Dance Academy. The sun did make an appearance later in the day for a brief time, providing a bit of light near the end of the two-day event. Did you make it to the Apple Festival last weekend? Add your photos by clicking the Upload link.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Johnston High School had its homecoming game on Saturday afternoon against Chariho, and were defeated 20-6.
Johnston High School lost after a well-fought game against Chariho High School Saturday afternoon. In the first quarter, the Panthers managed two quick first downs but the game turned over when Johnston was flagged for interference in one play. Running back Victor Halton, a junior, scored from 21 yards out for the Panthers with 8:42 remaining. Johnston's Jason Salvatore kicked the ball off to the Chargers, who recovered at the 43 yard line. The Panthers fought back, stopping multiple hand-offs at midfield. Chariho's Colton Place broke through the tought defense to score a touchdown with 2:38 left in the quarter. The Chargers missed the two-point conversion, leaving the score 6-0. After DeSantis kicked off for the Panthers, Johnston took …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The 24th Annual Johnston Apple festival featured display booths from many local companies and nonprofit organizations.
The accompanying video shows clips from the opening day of the 24th Annual Johnston Apple Festival, held Sept. 24 and 25 at Johnston Memorial Park. Dozens of local businesses and nonprofit organizations set up displayt booths at the festival, which also included entertainment, rides, and food.
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Coda II Lounge, currently on Killingly Street, will relocate to Plainfield Street.
The former location of Sebastian's, at 930 Plainfield St., will soon be the new home of the Coda Lounge after the town council approved a transfer of licenses on June 23. After the request to move Coda's Class BV Liquor License was introduced, Councilman Ernest Pitochelli (I-Dist. 2) asked owners Kathleen and Amanda Gambuto about recent incidents at the current location of 678 Killingly St. "You can't be calling the police every time there's a problem," Pitochelli said. "You're planning to move (and) you're having problems now — what are you going to do when you move down the back (of the 930 Plainfield St. property)?" Kathleen Gambuto said Coda had an incident with a woman from the neighborhood who attempted to get served, but was turned …