State Government Press Releases

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03/28/2013
PROVIDENCE The creation of a new coastal State park at Rocky Point that will benefit Rhode Islanders for centuries has now become a reality. This morning, in a closing held at Warwick City Hall, the Department of Environmental Management completed the purchase of the remaining 82 acres of land...
03/27/2013
Media Availability with State, Local and Federal Officials to be held in City Council Chambers immediately after the Closing 10 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ Warwick City Council Chambers in Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road, Warwick PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management...
03/22/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management has reached a settlement with regard to natural resource damages sustained at the Davis Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield. A Consent Decree was filed on March 20 in U.S. District Court for Rhode Island between DEM, the RI Attorney...
03/19/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold public workshops in Tiverton and Exeter in early April to discuss the proposed 2014-2015 freshwater fishing seasons, 2013-2014 falconry season, and the 2013-2014 hunting season and bag limit...
03/07/2013
PROVIDENCE - The "Transferring the Farm" workshop originally scheduled to be held tomorrow has been rescheduled on Monday, March 25 at the University of Rhode Island's East Farm. The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, in conjunction with URI is sponsoring the session...
03/01/2013
Funds Will Accelerate Rehabilitation of Critical Port Infrastructure to Help Ensure Continued Economic Success for the Regional Fishing Industry and Spur Economic Development and Investment in the Port PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management was awarded a $2.9 million grant...
02/25/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that the Conimicut Triangle and Area A of Upper Narragansett Bay will be closed to shellfishing beginning at sunrise tomorrow, February 26. The closure is being enacted due to a period of inadequate disinfection at the Narragansett...
02/21/2013
Limited Number of New Commercial Fishing Licenses Available for 2013 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that a limited number of new commercial fishing licenses will be made available this year. A total of 23 new quahog, 11 new soft-shell clam, and six new...
Session Designed to Help Farm Families Minimize Farm Business Succession Risks PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of Rhode Island will host a workshop entitled "Transferring the Farm" on Thursday, March 7 at East...
PROVIDENCE The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island has just approved the State's offer to purchase the remaining land at Rocky Point in Warwick for the development of a future State Park. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as Receiver for Moneta Capital,...