State Government Press Releases

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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.
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has directed that only essential state employees, as determined by their respective agencies, should report to work for first shift tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Updates on later shifts will be provided as the storm progresses.
Governor Lincoln Chafee and National Grid RI President Timothy Horan will hold a media availability at National Grid's Providence, R.I. Storm Room and Municipal Room WHEN: 3 PM, October 29, 2012 WHERE: 280 Melrose St. Providence, RI 02907 (Media should use the Visitors Parking...
Governor Chafee's press briefing at the Schofield Building at RIEMA will be held at 5 p.m. this evening. It was previously tentatively scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Location: Schofield Armory, RIEMA Headquarters, 645 New London Avenue Cranston RI...
Governor Chafee's 12 p.m. Narragansett media availability will be at Monahan's Restaurant, 190 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. (Corners of Ocean Road and South Pier Road). Directions here:
Governor Chafee will be visiting some key areas of the state as they prepare for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. The following visits are open to the media: 10:30 a.m.: Galilee at Salty Brine Beach (George's parking lot) 12:00 p.m.: Narragansett Beach (near Coast Guard House) 1:00 p.m.
Due to adverse weather conditions, the RI Public Transit Authority will phase out its service today. Service in low-lying areas will be affected at first, with all RIPTA service ending by 12 noon today.
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has issued the following directive: "I am ordering non-essential state offices and agencies to be closed for Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, effective immediately." Only essential state employees, as determined by their respective agencies, should report to work.
As of Sunday evening, Rhode Island state agencies will remain open for at least first shift on Monday, October 29. Managers at individual agencies may determine adequate staffing levels, and use their discretion to allow workers to stay home or to go home early. Those state employees who stay home...