Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A ceremony is planned for 10 am on Dec. 8 at Johnston High School.
Less than two years after Johnston High School Co-Athletic Director Gary Mazzie announced plans for an Athletic Hall of Fame, a permanent brick walkway has begun outside the high school gymnasium. A dedication ceremony for the new "Walk of Fame" is scheduled for Saturday morning at 10 am at JHS. In the accompanying video [running time: 1:42], Mazzie speaks about the first installation of bricks, which are available for $50 each. Find more information at the JHS Hall of Fame website.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Officers from the local department walked to Town Hall to pose for this year's Christmas card photo.
About three dozen officers of the Johnston Police Department gathered at Johnston Town Hall on Nov. 27 for their annual Christmas card photo. The morning's drizzle held off just long enough for Chief Richard Tamburini to march his officers down Atwood Avenue, assemble them on the steps of Town Hall, and pose for a few shots before heading back to the station on foot. Check out the accompanying video [running time 1 minute] for a view of this year's department photo — and click here for the 2011 version.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This year's Thanksgiving baskets also included gift cards to Stop & Shop, according to Rescue Capt. Cherra Wheeler.
In coordination with the Johnston School Department, members of the Johnston Fire Department distributed 20 Thanksgiving baskets for local families this week. School representatives met at fire headquarters on Monday morning to pick up some of the baskets, and Rescue Capt. Cherra Wheeler delivered several to Winsor Hill Elementary School. Wheeler describes the work that went into this year's food drive at the JFD in the accompanying video [running time: 2:16], and Winsor Hill teacher Dina Needham — who coordinates the school's year-round food pantry — speaks about the help provided by the local firefighters.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Local Editor Joe Hutnak speaks about his return to Johnston and his goals for JohnstonPatch.
Welcome to Johnston Patch! I'm Joe Hutnak, Editor of Johnston Patch. I grew up here and graduated from Johnston High School, and I'm so excited that I can finally give back to my hometown. Patch is series of hyperlocal news and information sites, spread out across the country. From school committee meetings to festivals in town to the opening of a new business and everything in between, Patch will be there ready to report. We all have busy schedules, and Patch is here to help make it easier for locals to stay updated on events around town. Here's an overview of what you'll find on our website: The Directory Our listings include profiles on everything Johnston, from churches to parks to schools to restaurants, etc. We also include maps …