State Government Press Releases

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09/17/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on September 9 in Exeter has been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It is the...
09/11/2013
Unusually Warm Temperatures Today and Tomorrow will bring Increased Mosquito Biting Activity PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on...
09/10/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set on September 3 in Tiverton and Westerly have been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
09/09/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 142 mosquito pools, or samples, from 33 traps set statewide during the week of August 26 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The testing results were confirmed...
09/06/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that the closure and cleanup of the site of the former Trans-Load America (TLA)/Pond View recycling facility in East Providence has been completed. Over the course of the past four months, 12,524 tons of material has been removed...
09/05/2013
The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, in cooperation with the RI Fruit Growers Association, will host Rhode Island's annual apple harvest kick-off on Friday, September 6. The third annual Apple Harvest Day will focus attention on the state's apple industry and the...
09/04/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from a trap set in the Great Swamp in West Kingston have been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)...
09/03/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that applications for enrollment of private forestland in the Forest Legacy program are now being accepted. The goal of the Forest Legacy program is to prevent the conversion of forestland to non-forest uses and thereby stem the...
09/03/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management, Town of Narragansett, and the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association announce that the Second Annual Galilee Fishing for Hope Tournament and Seafood Festival will be held on September 7-8 in the Port of Galilee. Presented by Flood...
08/29/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health, (HEALTH) announce that two samples of mosquitoes collected on August 19 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). These findings are not unexpected at this time of the year. Test results...