State Government Press Releases

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10/29/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Superior Court Justice Joseph Montalbano found in favor of the State in the civil lawsuit filed against the Manville Fire District alleging the Fire District willfully or knowingly violated the state's Open Meetings Act ("OMA") when it...
10/29/2013
Earlier today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin brought his "Txting & Drving…It Can Wait" campaign to Mount St. Charles Academy, where he spoke to over 600 ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students about the dangers of texting and driving. Joined by Woonsocket Police Chief...
10/28/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that he has approved, with conditions, the proposed sale of Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island ("Landmark") to Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., and affiliated entities ("Prime"), pursuant to the Hospital...
10/23/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Luis "Didi" Gonzalez (DOB: 9/11/95) was arraigned today in Providence County District Court for his role in the June 15th Hartford Park shooting that left 12 year old Aynis Vargas dead and injured three other women. Gonzalez, who was a...
10/21/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Mayra Gonzalez (age 24), of Providence, was found guilty of child neglect in the death of her five week old baby girl Kristina Jimenez. Gonzalez was found guilty by Rhode Island Family Court Associate Justice Michael B. Forte after a four...
10/18/2013
Following the tremendous success of last year's "Txting & Drving…It Can Wait" campaign, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) are again bringing attention to the dangers of texting and driving with a...
10/17/2013
The Office of Attorney General filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court citing the City of Woonsocket for two knowing and willful violations of the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA). On December 21, 2012, the Law Offices of Michael Kelly made an APRA request to the City.
10/15/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Christopher Swiridowsky, age 34, was sentenced to a total of 50 years, with 27 to serve for the October 28, 2007 rape of a 26-year old Providence woman. Swiridowsky was found guilty in July by a Providence County Superior Court jury after a...
10/15/2013
Tollgate Principal Stephen Chrabaszcz to Demonstrate the Dangers with a Driving Simulator, 300 Seniors to Pledge to Not Text While Driving On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), the Rhode Island State...
10/15/2013
Building on the success of the previous Prescription Drug Take Back Days, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joins the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local and state law enforcement agencies to remind the public to gather their unused, expired and unwanted prescription medications for the...