State Government Press Releases

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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced the establishment of an emergency loan fund in the amount of $1 million to assist Rhode Island businesses that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The loans are being made available through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation's (RIEDC)...
Declaration Would Bring Assistance to Rhode Island FEMA Assessment Teams Have Done "2 Weeks of Work in 2 Days" Providence, RI - Flanked by Lt. Governor Roberts, the state's Congressional delegation, Cabinet directors, the heads of the Rhode Island National Guard and Rhode Island State Police,
October 31, 2012 Governor Lincoln Chafee will visit United Way's 2-1-1 Call Center in Providence this afternoon and thank call center workers and the United Way for their efforts to provide information and assistance to Rhode Islanders during Hurricane Sandy. What:...
October 31, 2012 Today, Halloween offers an opportunity for Rhode Island children and families to have some fun after a difficult few days for our state. However, due to Hurricane Sandy, this Halloween will be different, and I urge all Rhode Islanders to exercise abundant caution,...
October 31, 2012 Governor Lincoln Chafee will travel to Warren this morning to assess damage from Hurricane Sandy, meet with affected business owners and residents, and review recovery operations. Greg Esmay, owner of the Wharf Tavern, will host the Governor on site.
Funds to be Used to Repair Sea Walls that Support Roadways Governor Thanks Obama Administration for Swift Support Providence, RI Governor Lincoln Chafee announced this morning that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has approved the quick release of $3 million in emergency...
Governor Lincoln Chafee will travel to Matunuck to view damage on Matunuck Beach Road and Roy Carpenter's Beach. The Governor will arrive at approximately 9:15 a.m. (depending upon travel conditions).
Governor Lincoln Chafee will view storm damage and recovery operations in the Charlestown Beach Road area of Charlestown. The Governor should arrive at approximately 11:00 11:15 a.m., depending on road conditions.
Second- and third-shift state workers are advised to follow the Adverse Weather Policy in reporting for work later today. Workers may make individual decisions as to whether they are able to travel to work; those who do not report will be required to discharge personal or vacation time.
Governor Lincoln Chafee this morning will tour South County communities that sustained damage in Hurricane Sandy. The Governor will first travel to the Coast Guard House / Ocean Road area of Narragansett, going on to Matunuck, Charlestown, and Misquamicut. Timing and location details to follow.