State Government Press Releases

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06/02/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today commended President Barack Obama and EPA for proposing new regulations that will limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions allowable from existing electricity-generating power plants. President Obama's action follows rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court...
06/02/2014
With Rhode Island continuing to have one of the highest rates of mortgage delinquency and foreclosures in the nation, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert Campaign, will host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan modification workshop...
05/30/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement on the passing of federal Court Security Officer and retired North Kingstown Police Officer Frank McKnight: "On behalf of the Office of Attorney General, I express our deepest condolences to the family of Officer Frank McKnight,
05/29/2014
The Rhode Island House of Representatives today passed H7413, sponsored by Representative Eileen S. Naughton (D-District 21, Warwick) on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, requiring national criminal records check for all persons applying to be a routine contact employee in a long term...
05/28/2014
After receiving an alarming phone call from an individual who was almost victim to a home invasion perpetrated by a person claiming to be from National Grid stating they needed access to her home to check the meter, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and National Grid are warning all Rhode...
05/20/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Milad Shabo (age 50), with a last known address of 1325 Broad Street, Central Falls, pleaded nolo contendere on May 16, 2014 in Providence District Court before Justice Elaine T. Bucci to one count of violating a final order of the Rhode Island...
05/12/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John J. Salois (age 42) with a last known address of 29 Matthew Drive, Johnston, pleaded nolo contendere Friday in Providence District Court before Judge Elaine T. Bucci to one count of violating a final order of the Rhode Island Department of...
04/30/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that attorney Patrick T. McDonald (DOB:9/22/64), with a last known address of 56 Meadow Rue Trail, Saunderstown, was sentenced to 20 years, with 4 to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for stealing approximately of $163,000 from...
04/30/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement praising the decision by United States District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi in favor of the State of Rhode Island in the Cassie M. et al v. Lincoln D. Chafee et al. a case seeking institutional reform of DCYF through alleged...
04/24/2014
Once again, police departments and law enforcement agencies across Rhode Island will participate in the very popular Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 26th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Created by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Prescription Drug Take Back Day...