State Government Press Releases

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09/26/2013
First Reported Case of EEE in a Horse from Rhode Island PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 123 mosquito pools, or samples, from 35 traps set statewide during the week of September 9 are negative for both West Nile Virus and...
09/20/2013
DEM's Environmental Police Unit is the Fourth Agency in the Country to Receive This Prestigious Distinction PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement has been accredited by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). The...
09/18/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health (HEALTH) are advising residents of North Smithfield to avoid contact with a stray orange cat. The cat was in quarantine under observation for rabies, as it had sustained a wound of unknown origin, possibly from a...
09/18/2013
Warm Evenings, If and as They Occur, Will Continue to be of Concern for Mosquito Biting Activity until the First Hard Frost PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from three mosquito pools, or...
09/17/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on September 9 in Exeter has been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It is the...
09/11/2013
Unusually Warm Temperatures Today and Tomorrow will bring Increased Mosquito Biting Activity PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on...
09/10/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set on September 3 in Tiverton and Westerly have been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
09/09/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 142 mosquito pools, or samples, from 33 traps set statewide during the week of August 26 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The testing results were confirmed...
09/06/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that the closure and cleanup of the site of the former Trans-Load America (TLA)/Pond View recycling facility in East Providence has been completed. Over the course of the past four months, 12,524 tons of material has been removed...
09/05/2013
The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, in cooperation with the RI Fruit Growers Association, will host Rhode Island's annual apple harvest kick-off on Friday, September 6. The third annual Apple Harvest Day will focus attention on the state's apple industry and the...