State Government Press Releases

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07/21/2016
Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on Friday, July 22nd. The region will experience very warm weather and favorable conditions for...
07/21/2016
First Arrests Since New Law Went Into Effect Earlier This Year PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement today announced the arrest of Chad W. Braga, age 31, of Swansea, Massachusetts and Brandon DeFaria, age 34, of Rehoboth,...
07/18/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 152 mosquito samples from 36 traps set on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Test results are pending for the remaining 30 traps...
07/14/2016
Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on Friday, July 15th. The Alert is being issued statewide as the region will experience very warm weather and...
07/11/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 133 mosquito samples from 33 traps set on Monday, June 27, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of...
07/05/2016
Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on Wednesday, July 6th. The Alert is being issued statewide as the region will experience very warm weather...
07/05/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 119 mosquito samples from 33 traps set on Monday, June 20, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of...
07/01/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that starting next week, Shippee Sawmill Pond in Foster and Breakheart Pond, located within the Arcadia Management Area in Exeter will be treated to help control invasive weeds that are a nuisance to...
07/01/2016
PROVIDENCE Rhode Island's First Family and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the July schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The free public events include guided hikes and boating, stargazing and lighthouse tours as well...
06/30/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that starting next week, Shippee Sawmill Pond in Foster will be treated to help control invasive weeds that are a nuisance to fishermen and boaters. The chemical treatment, which will be applied three times...