State Government Press Releases

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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...
Education Classes at the Community College of Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College have been canceled for Monday, Oct. 29. Please monitor your local news outlets for information on private school and public K-12 school closures. ...
02/28/2013
Data and Medical Call Center Moving to Pawtucket, expected to create 250 jobs in RI over two years Providence, R.I. - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Long Island City, N.Y. - based Tunstall Americas will relocate its data and medical call center operations to Rhode Island and...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency in advance of the landfall of Hurricane Sandy. The order is effective immediately. According to RI General Law Section 30-15-9, this declaration provides the Governor with numerous emergency powers such as: ...
Rating Agency Also Assigns a Positive Outlook as the City exits Bankruptcy Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the long-term bond credit rating of the City of Central Falls to B2 with a positive outlook. This is a marked...
Davisville channel has not been dredged since its original construction in the 1940s --- No taxpayer funds utilized to complete project Quonset, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with House Speaker Gordon Fox, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) and...
RIEDC and Roger Williams University enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to partner on small business support and other community revitalization efforts while also providing RWU students with real-world experience October 25, 2012 (Providence, R.I.) - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee...