State Government Press Releases

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10/26/2015
Access/Rhode Island v. West Warwick School Department, PR 15-24B Access/Rhode Island v. Town of Warren, PR 15-28B Access/Rhode Island v. East Greenwich School Department, PR 15-31B Access/Rhode Island v. Office of Auditor General, PR 15-35B Access/Rhode Island v. Warren Police Department, PR 15-
10/26/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today filed a lawsuit in Superior Court citing the Albion Fire District for a willful and knowing, or reckless, violation of the State's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for failure to submit to the Office of Attorney General a form certifying that an...
10/13/2015
The Complainants alleged the School Committee violated the OMA during its April 14, 2015 executive session meeting when it failed to disclose an executive session vote in open session, improperly conducted business in executive session and during its June 8, 2015 meeting, the School Committee...
10/06/2015
The Complainant alleged the Woonsocket City Council ("City Council") violated the OMA during its May 4, 2015 meeting when, under the agenda item "Good and Welfare," members of the City Council began discussing him, yet that topic was not properly advertised. The OMA requires all public bodies...
09/18/2015
Insufficient evidence was presented that the Complainant was aggrieved by the allegedly deficient public notice. Accordingly, pursuant to Graziano v. Rhode Island Lottery Commission, 810 A.2d 215 (R.I. 2002), the Complainant lacked standing to object to the notice. See to R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-...
08/21/2015
Complainant submitted a forty-nine (49) question "Fire Survey" to the Block Island Volunteer Fire Department ("Fire Department"). Upon receiving no response, Complainant filed an APRA complaint with this Department alleging that the Fire Department violated the APRA when it failed to respond to...
08/21/2015
Complainant filed an APRA complaint alleging that the Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to respond to a "Fire Survey." This issue was addressed in Block v. Block Island Volunteer Fire Department, PR 15-45, wherein we concluded that the Fire Department did not violate the APRA...
08/21/2015
Complainant filed complaint against the Fire District alleging that the Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to respond to Complainant's "Fire Survey." This issue was addressed in Block v. Block Island Volunteer Fire Department, PR 15-45, wherein we concluded that the Fire Department...
08/21/2015
On October 10, 2014, an attorney submitted an APRA request to the City of Pawtucket ("City"). Pursuant to that request, some documents were provided and other documents were denied. Thereafter, the attorney, acting on behalf of his client, filed an APRA complaint alleging that the City's denial...
08/21/2015
The Department of Public Safety did not violate the APRA when it did not provide copies of incident reports relating its investigation into a particularly identifiable individual concerning allegations of child pornography. Considering the totality of the circumstances, the disclosure "could...