State Government Press Releases

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10/15/2016
Impacted waters reopen effective noon today; conditional areas closed through Monday, October 17 PROVIDENCE Effective at noon today, all waters impacted by the precautionary shellfish harvesting closure in Rhode Island are open to shellfishing with exception of conditional areas which remain...
10/14/2016
Today's recall of shellfish harvested in Wellfleet, Massachusetts unrelated to local closure PROVIDENCE - The precautionary shellfish harvesting closure announced last week for Narragansett Bay, Mt. Hope Bay, Kickemuit River, Sakonnet River and their tributaries remains in effect. The closure...
10/13/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Yesterday, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with Farm Fresh Rhode Island, joined students at Hamilton Elementary School in North Kingstown for their Harvest Lunch: a celebration of the vegetables grown by students in the school's...
10/11/2016
Testing of local waters and shellfish meat will continue PROVIDENCE - The precautionary shellfish harvesting closure announced last week for Narragansett Bay, Mt. Hope Bay, Kickemuit River, Sakonnet River and their tributaries remains in effect until further notice. The Rhode Island Department...
10/11/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced test results for its final set of mosquito samples this season. One mosquito sample collected on September 27, 2016 in Chapman Swamp in Westerly has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)....
10/09/2016
Additional areas closed effective sunrise on Saturday, October 8 PROVIDENCE - In an update to the precautionary shellfish harvesting closure announced yesterday for Narragansett Bay, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced shellfishing is also...
10/07/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Angelo Liberti, chief of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Office of Water Resources, and Ernest Julian, Chief of the Office of Food Protection at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), will be available to answer questions today about the...
10/07/2016
Closure Effective as of Sunrise on Friday, October 7 PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced several areas of Narragansett Bay will be closed to shellfish harvesting until further notice, effective at sunrise on Friday, October 7. The closure...
10/05/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop next week to review a study that will guide improvements to Aquidneck Island's drinking water supplies. The Newport Water System which provides water to Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth ...
10/05/2016
Public Advised to Vaccinate Pets, Keep Distance from Wildlife PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today confirmed a raccoon captured on Biltmore Avenue in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence has tested positive for rabies. A domestic cat found in the...