State Government Press Releases

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08/01/2013
Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that an initial award of $625,000 in United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) disaster recovery funds has been approved for use on repair and replacement projects in Washington and Newport counties. The funds represent the...
08/01/2013
Article Praises the City's Scenic Backdrop and Multitude of Activities Providence, R.I. - Cheapflights Travel blog has named Newport, Rhode Island, one of the world's top 10 "up-and-coming gay wedding destinations." The article comes following Rhode Island's legalization of marriage equality,...
07/31/2013
Martha Sheridan Becomes Fourth Woman to Serve in Role Providence, RI Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named to the Chair of the Board of Directors for the tourism trade organization Destination Marketing Association...
07/30/2013
Mancuso to Withdraw Waiver with Ethics Commission; Governor Recommends Current RIDE Chief of Staff to Support Board of Education Mancuso to Withdraw Waiver with Ethics Commission; Governor Recommends Current RIDE Chief of Staff to Support Board of Education Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D....
07/16/2013
Grants Include Training for ProvPort Crane Operators Providence, RI - One of the most recent Governor's Workforce Board Express Grants helped train eight Waterson Terminal Services employees to become certified operators of two new mobile harbor cranes at ProvPort. The cranes, purchased...
07/12/2013
Mancuso Brings Experience as Former Board of Governor, Current Chairperson of the Board of Education to Interim Role Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his recommendation that Eva-Marie Mancuso be appointed as Rhode Island's interim Commissioner of Higher Education.
07/12/2013
Providence, R.I. - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Department of Environmental Management Communications Director Gail Mastrati of Cranston joined her daughter Samantha at the White House this past Tuesday for the second annual "Kids' State Dinner" in the East Room.
07/05/2013
Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced a number of staffing changes. Jamia McDonald, formerly Deputy Chief of Staff and the Governor's liaison to the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), will join RIEMA permanently as the agency's Executive Director. In that...
06/28/2013
Grant Provides Occupational Skills Training to Unemployed Rhode Islanders Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Rhode Island has been awarded $1.06 million to provide occupational skills training to 150-200 unemployed Rhode Islanders as part of a U.S. Department of...
06/20/2013
More than $800,000 Awarded to Train Nearly 2,700 Employees Providence, RI - The Governor's Workforce Board Rhode Island has awarded $810,000 in matching Incumbent Worker Training grants to improve the skills of nearly 2,700 employees of 48 Rhode Island-based companies. Grants range in size from $