State Government Press Releases

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Based on the positive progress made clearing RI roadways, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has decided to lift the travel ban on RI roadways at 4:00 p.m. today.
Effective immediately, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has granted limited access for travel for those individuals who do not currently have access to heat, electricity or require immediate life safety needs. Other non-emergency travel is still subject to the statewide traffic restriction at this time.
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee is expanding travel restrictions to a full travel ban on all roads effective immediately. This ban is temporary and is intended to support local public works departments and police departments so they may clear roadways. Exceptions to this policy include:
Due to safety concerns, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has restricted motor vehicle travel on Routes I-95, I-195, RI-146, RI-24 and I-295 beginning at 5 p.m. tonight (Friday) and continuing until further notice. Exceptions to this policy include: public safety vehicles and workers,...
Cranston, RI At a noon press conference at the RI Emergency Management Agency, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee declared a State of Disaster Emergency, effective immediately. A State of Emergency declaration may make RI eligible for federal funds related to the winter storm response. The Governor...
Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that Rhode Island will enact its adverse weather policy for non-essential state employees for Friday, February 8, beginning with first-shift workers. Workers may choose not to report to work if they have the prior permission of their...
Allocation includes over $3 million for the state to address most pressing housing, economic needs WASHINGTON The Department of Housing and Urban Development today allocated over $3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funding to Rhode Island,...
Public and private collaboration continues to help secure world-class sailing events in RI February 5, 2013 (Providence, R.I.) - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad announced today that Newport, Rhode Island will host its first Volvo Ocean Race after winning...
Public and private collaboration continues to help secure world-class sailing events in RI Providence, R.I. - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad announced today that Newport, Rhode Island will host its first Volvo Ocean Race after winning a stop on the route of the...
Flag Was Ripped Away, Equipment Damaged in High Winds Providence, RI - A Department of Administration (DOA) facilities team is working to repair the equipment needed to fly the American Flag atop the Rhode Island State House after it was damaged by high winds Thursday. The...