State Government Press Releases

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10/16/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is reminding government agencies, municipalities and private businesses to take some time this fall before the ground is frozen and the first snowflakes appear to select and prepare potential snow disposal sites. Finding a place to...
10/16/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management held a grand opening for its new Permit Application Center (PAC) this morning at its Promenade Street Headquarters in Providence. The effort is an outgrowth of DEM's "Lean Government" initiative that began in 2011, and is aimed at improving...
10/14/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will host a grand opening event for its new Permit Application Center (PAC) at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, October 16. The project was partially funded with a $47,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation through its Make It Happen RI economic...
10/10/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Conditional Area A and the Conimicut Triangle in the Upper Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise on Saturday, October 11. The shellfish closure that was already in place was extended on October 8 as a result of a...
10/08/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has extended the existing shellfish closure for Conditional Area A and the Conimicut Triangle in the Upper Bay as a result of a reported sewage overflow from the Narragansett Bay Commission's and the City of Pawtucket's sewer system. The...
10/08/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold several fishing programs this fall. With stripers and bluefish plentiful in Narragansett Bay, autumn is one of the best times of the year to fish. Hosted by the Division's Aquatic Resource Education...
10/07/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 31 mosquito pools, or samples, from 24 traps set statewide on September 22 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Due to negligible numbers of...
10/02/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced the award of farm viability grants totaling $255,543 for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block...
09/30/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that an $87,000 grant has been awarded to the City of East Providence for the removal of two derelict barges that have been sunken in the Providence River for many years. Funding for the grant is being provided through Derelict and...
09/29/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 69 mosquito pools, or samples, from 32 traps set statewide during the week of September 15 are negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Results from 31 pools collected...