State Government Press Releases

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05/06/2014
Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Rosemary Booth Gallogly, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, today announced the appointment of Steven Hartford as Receiver for the Central Coventry Fire District (CCFD). The move comes as Judge Stern has ordered the district to...
04/24/2014
Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) announced today that $202,000 in Library of Rhode Island (LORI) grants have been awarded. "Libraries continue to play a vital role in our neighborhoods throughout the...
04/23/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) has awarded $1.16 million in grants to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at local public and private schools throughout the state. "By...
04/22/2014
Providence, RI – The United States Department of Education announced today (April 22) that two Rhode Island schools have won 2014 Green Ribbon School awards. They are the Claiborne Pell Elementary School, Newport, and The Greene School, a charter public school in West Greenwich. Green Ribbon...
04/17/2014
Providence, R.I., -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today outlined Rhode Island's ongoing actions and strategies to address the marked increase in drug-related overdoses, addiction and crime. He also met with some of those affected by the emerging epidemic during a visit to Anchor Recovery Center in...
04/16/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his nomination of Doris M. De Los Santos of Providence for the Rhode Island Parole Board filling the seat vacated by Anne M. Nolan. "Doris has been a committed leader in women's issues, community development and political and civic...
04/15/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the nominations of Scott Rabideau of Pascoag and Vince Watchorn of Providence to the Judicial Nominating Commission filling the seats vacated by Alexander Biliouris and D. Faye Sanders respectively. "As leaders in their fields, Scott...
04/11/2014
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced the recipients of the 2014 Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative Research Grants. The awards, totaling $806,501 will fund seven diverse teams bringing together...
04/10/2014
Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the State, Council 94, and the Coalition of Unions entered into a tentative agreement which is now subject to ratification vote by each respective union. Council 94 is made up of approximately 65 local unions in most state...
04/10/2014
Universal to Release Each Film to over 100 Million Homes Suspenseful Almost Mercy is first in the distribution pipeline Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Film & TV Office announced today that East Greenwich filmmaker Chad A. Verdi's Woodhaven Production Company and Screen Media Films...