State Government Press Releases

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08/28/2014
Hungry for Lobster? New Waterfront Eatery on the State Pier Offers Steamed Lobster Dinners, Fresh Lobster Rolls, Lobsterman's Bisque and More Made from Lobsters Landed Right in Newport at Pier Nine PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with the Fishermen of...
08/27/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 97 mosquito pools, or samples, from 34 traps set statewide during the week of August 12 are negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Results from 115 pools collected from...
08/26/2014
Providence, Rhode Island, August 27, 2014 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in portions of Rhode Island during the afternoon on Wednesday. A very hot and very humid air mass with west to southwest winds will be...
08/18/2014
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results From the August 4 trap night, one pool collected in South Kingstown tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), as was reported on August 14. Samples of WNV are expected during the latter part of the summer and into...
08/15/2014
PROVIDENCE– The Department of Environmental Management hosted grand finale event of the 2014 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit at Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown on Saturday, August 9. The grand finale event concluded with a grand prize ceremony where pre-registered Pursuit...
08/12/2014
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 147 mosquito pools, or samples, from 34 traps set statewide during the week of July 28 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 150 pools collected from 34 traps set...
08/05/2014
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 186 mosquito pools, or samples, from 36 traps set statewide during the week of July 21 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 147 pools collected from 34 traps set...
07/31/2014
Two Forest Pest Training Sessions to Be Held in August at Warwick Public Library PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in a cooperative effort with the USDA and Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), will conduct forest pest training sessions to increase public...
07/28/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 67 mosquito pools, or samples, from 26 traps set statewide during the week of July 14 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the RI Department of...
07/23/2014
PROVIDENCE - Based on acceptable results of shellfish samples collected on Monday in the Kickemuit River, the Department of Environmental Management announces that shellfish harvesting in the Kickemuit River will re-open at sunrise on Thursday, July 24, barring additional rainfall greater than one-...