State Government Press Releases

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05/30/2013
All regular RIPTA buses and trolleys, but excluding special services, will be free on Friday, May 31st, 2013. Providence, Rhode Island, May 30, 2013 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in all of Rhode Island in the...
05/30/2013
All regular RIPTA buses and trolleys, but excluding special services, will be free on Thursday, May 30th, 2013. Providence, Rhode Island, May 29, 2013 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island in southern...
05/29/2013
Water is Critical to Counteract Stressed Trees PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reports that winter moth caterpillars are prevalent throughout Rhode Island and are causing defoliation on oak, maple, ash, basswood, elm, beech and fruit trees. According to Bruce Payton,...
05/24/2013
Major Repairs Have Been Completed at Facilities Damaged by Hurricane Sandy PROVIDENCE - Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer outdoor recreation season, and Rhode Island's state beaches and parks are ready for the crowds. Although some of the beaches and parks managed by...
05/24/2013
Fuss & O'Neill has been Retained by DEM as an Independent Oversight Contractor to Monitor and Oversee Closure of the Site PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announces that the removal of construction and demolition debris from the site of the former Trans-Load America (...
05/23/2013
Water Quality Improvements Lead to Increased Opportunities for Shellfish Harvesting in Upper Narragansett Bay, Mount Hope Bay and Kickemuit River PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that as a result of improved water quality conditions and advances in water...
05/17/2013
PROVIDENCE –The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management congratulates the Rhode Island wastewater professionals that received state and regional awards at the annual Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association (NWPCA) Awards Banquet, held on Thursday, May 16th. "DEM enjoys a...
05/15/2013
Forum to be Held at Fidelity Investments in Smithfield PROVIDENCE –Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit will take part in a May 16 forum sponsored by the RI Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) on DEM's efforts to improve customer service through regulatory reform. The three-...
05/15/2013
Shellfishermen Interested in Taking Part in this Voluntary Transplant Should Report to DEM Vessel to Sign In on Morning of Event PROVIDENCE –The Department of Environmental Management's Marine Fisheries section announces that East Bay shellfishermen will conduct a voluntary "dig and dump"...
05/15/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Town of Westerly, as it has done on a routine basis each year since 1997, will apply granules of mosquito larvicide by helicopter to 500 acres of swamp to control mosquito breeding. The targeted areas are portions of Chapman Swamp and the swamp area adjacent to Hespar Drive. The...