State Government Press Releases

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Central Falls, RI - Central Falls Receiver Robert Flanders today announced that, at the Governor's instruction, the City will not object to the recent ruling of the Bankruptcy Court that the Central Falls School District is not part of the City of Central Falls. The City had until midnight tonight...
Providence, R.I. - To honor the memory of Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, who died April 12 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff until Lance Cpl. Tarwoe is...
Pawtucket, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee traveled to Pawtucket City Hall this evening to urge city council members to pass a resolution in support of his municipal reform and relief legislative package. The council is expected to vote on the measure at its next meeting. Eleven Rhode Island city...
On the heels of recent move by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors to provide better access to financing for Rhode Island businesses, the Governor joined RIEDC Executive Director Keith Stokes and company management and...
Quonset, RI - Building on a recent initiatives at Quonset and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) to make it easier to do business and improve regulatory and permitting processes in Rhode Island, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with state officials and local business...
Providence, RI - The Department of Environmental Management announces the awarding of $4.216 million in open space recreational development matching grants for 35 projects in 23 communities across the state. The grants will fund a variety of projects benefiting Rhode Island cities and towns from...
Providence, RI - Rhode Island and U.S. flags may be returned to full-staff following the burial this afternoon of Rhode Island National Guard Sergeant Dennis P. Weichel, Jr. On Friday, March 23, Governor Chafee ordered flags throughout the state flown at half-staff following news of Sergeant...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today hosted a Municipal Strategy Session for Rhode Island's municipal leaders. Representatives of 25 of the state's 39 cities and towns attended the meeting, where discussion focused on the legislative package of municipal reform and relief measures...
Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today released a web video highlighting his legislative package of municipal reforms and illustrating the severity of the fiscal crisis facing Rhode Island's cities and towns. The video, "Governor Chafee's Plan to Save Our Cities and Towns," provides...
Providence, RI - To honor the memory of Rhode Island National Guard Specialist Dennis P. Weichel, who died Thursday, March 22, 2012, from injuries sustained as a result of an accident involving a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle while conducting security operations in Laghman Province,