State Government Press Releases

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05/15/2014
Providence RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Janet Coit, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), today awarded $6.3 million in open space recreational development matching grants for 50 projects in 26 communities throughout the state. These grants will fund...
05/16/2014
Warwick, RI – During the annual meeting of the Governor's Workforce Board at the Crowne Plaza Hotel today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed the paperwork for the CNC Machinist Registered Apprenticeship. This is the state's first use of general revenue funding toward workforce development. It...
05/08/2014
Findings offer a framework for state, city and town officials Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today joined Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit and Bristol Town Administrator Antonio A. Teixeira at Bristol Town Beach to announce the preliminary report...
05/07/2014
Governor Chafee, Commerce RI Executive Director Valois build stronger ties with new markets, businesses, educational institutions and international leaders during trade mission Providence, R.I. — Governor Lincoln D. Chafee last week led a trade mission to Italy and Ireland that opened the door...
05/08/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced Rhode Island's General Obligation Bond sale this week was a success. This $78.7 million refinancing of approximately $84 million existing debt will save the state $6.7 million over the life of the...
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...