State Government Press Releases

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06/28/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Troy Lake Simonds (age 28), of Westerly, was found guilty today of one count of assault with a dangerous weapon after a six-day, jury-waived trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg. During the course of the trial,...
06/28/2017
DHS Director Hawkins Receives Unanimous Senate Approval PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Senate unanimously approved Courtney E. Hawkins as Director for the Department of Human Services Tuesday afternoon. The native Rhode Islander and current Providence resident, started the role in an...
06/28/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Spouting Rock Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The beach is also known as Bailey's Beach. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-...
06/28/2017
WARWICK, RI Rhode Island State Fire Marshal John Chartier today warned that a certain type of TNT firework that would be considered legal for use in this state has been recalled by federal safety officials because it can unexpectedly explode after being lit, posing risk of burns and other...
06/28/2017
SCITUATE, RI The Fourth of July is considered the deadliest day of the year for motorists nationwide, with more fatalities reported on that day than any other single day of the year. Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the...
06/28/2017
SCITUATE, RI -- Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on June 28, 2017 members of the Rhode Island State Police arrested the following individual for Perjury, Forgery and Counterfeiting, and...
06/28/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Lower Pond for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The pond is located in Warwick. Oakland Beach in Warwick also remains closed. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by...
06/28/2017
SCITUATE, RI Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, today announced: The retirement of Rhode Island State Fire Marshal John Chartier, who is retiring as of June 30, 2017, after nine years as...
06/27/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today key measures that will clean up Rhode Island's voter rolls. "When I ran for Secretary of State, I told Rhode Islanders that having clean voter lists was critical to preserving the integrity of our elections and ensure that...
06/27/2017
SCITUATE, RI Rhode Island State Police seized a cache of loaded weapons, including high-powered pistols and rifles and a sawed-off shotgun, as well as a large quantity of illegal drugs, during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich last week. The driver, a North Carolina...