State Government Press Releases

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06/28/2016
VW Required to Repurchase or Fix Falsely-Marketed Diesel Vehicles, Provide Restitution and Address Environmental Harms, Pay Millions in Fines Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million for violating state laws...
06/28/2016
Agency offers tips to help expedite payments amid annual seasonal influx that is expected to total 5,000 claims by July 9 CRANSTON, RI The RI Department of Labor and Training is advising Rhode Islanders who are filing unemployment claims that the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Call...
06/28/2016
Position: Teacher & Teacher Assistant Recruitment Job Number: 728422 Employer: Children's Friend & Service Location: Providence Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10 & 12) Position: Electrical Mechanical...
06/27/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that as a result of our efforts to continue to make our highways safer, members of the Rhode Island State Police have arrested ten (10) subjects for Driving While Intoxicated...
06/27/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 119 mosquito samples from 27 traps set on Monday, June 13, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of defense...
06/27/2016
By law, current rates apply through June 30 PROVIDENCE - Per the Rhode Island FY2017 Budget signed today, beach pass rates for parking at Rhode Island state beaches will be reduced, effective July 1, 2016. By law, current pass rates will apply through June 30, 2016. New beach parking rates,...
06/27/2016
New dedicated phone line, 401-942-STOP (401-942-7867), connects Rhode Islanders with treatment and recovery support PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today unveiled an enhanced, statewide, multimedia public education campaign to reduce the stigma of addiction and promote treatment...
06/24/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Spouting Rock Beach in Newport and Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria counts at the beaches at safe levels. RIDOH had recommended the closure...
06/24/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, June 23, 2016, members of the Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force arrested two subjects on...
06/24/2016
Position: Firefighters Job Number: 727037 Employer: City of Providence Location: Providence, RI $41,600 per year (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Pizza Maker Job Number: 726872 Employer: Federal Hill Pizza ...