State Government Press Releases

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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...
04/01/2014
Providence R.I. — In an effort to ensure that the quasi-government agency Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation continues to meet Rhode Island's housing needs in the best manner possible, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today new appointments to its Board of Commissioners. ...
03/27/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee held a public proclamation ceremony at the State House today declaring April 2014 to be "What Every Parent Wants Month." The statewide public campaign initiated today marks an effort headed by Dr. Janice DeFrances, Director of the Department of Children, Youth and...
03/20/2014
Providence, RI - The Governor's Workforce Board (GWB) Rhode Island will allocate $1.5 million in Incumbent Worker Training grants to improve the skills of 4,775 employees at 68 Rhode Island-based companies. January's Request for Proposals had allocated $700,000 in grant funding to be awarded...
03/18/2014
Quonset, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its Board of Directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a...