State Government Press Releases

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05/17/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with its partners, today awarded over $200,000 to 21 local food businesses as part of its annual Agriculture "Ag" Day celebration at the State House. The awards, funded under the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (...
05/17/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in portions of Rhode Island, including Providence, Kent, and Bristol Counties during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on Wednesday, May 17. The very warm...
05/16/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will kick off this Saturday on National Kids to Parks Day with a scavenger hunt and guided hike. As part of the Pursuit, now in its ninth season, families earn rewards for...
05/10/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public hearing this month in Providence to discuss proposed changes to regulations governing freshwater fishing, falconry, hunting, and parks and management areas. WHAT: Public hearing on draft...
05/09/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement today announced the arrest of Brian Briggs, age 56, of South Kingstown. Briggs was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in violent crime, killing/possessing a protected bird,
05/09/2017
Support efforts to strengthen local shellfish stocks, promote growth of local food economy PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to support a strong shellfish industry in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is conducting two quahog transplants this...
05/08/2017
$6.4 million available to address stormwater, flooding statewide PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today $6.4 million in matching grants is available to help communities reduce flooding, control stormwater, and strengthen Rhode Island's climate...
05/05/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that moderate to high concentrations of gypsy moth caterpillars are expected this spring across the state. While a nuisance, the caterpillars do not pose a public health threat and will eventually die off naturally.
05/04/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop and public hearing this month to discuss proposed changes to regulations governing freshwater fishing, falconry, hunting, and parks and management areas. WHAT: Public workshop on...
05/02/2017
Reduced parking fees remain in effect at state beaches, Some facilities open May 13 with weekend hours PROVIDENCE Beach season kicks off this month in Rhode Island, with reduced parking fees in effect at state facilities. Again this year, daily beach parking for residents will be $6.00 on...