State Government Press Releases

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08/02/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Turner Reservoir in East Providence due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins,...
08/02/2017
In an effort to better accommodate Rhode Islanders in need of birth, death, and marriage certificates, and other critical documents, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has adjusted the hours of its Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p....
08/01/2017
The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management are advising people to avoid contact with Blackamore Pond in Cranston due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including microcystins, that can harm humans and animals.
07/28/2017
Beginning next month, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) Center for Drinking Water Quality will partner with a group of researchers at Brown University to conduct free sampling at approximately 35 selected water systems to collect data on a group of chemicals called per- and...
07/24/2017
Providence -- The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management are advising people to avoid contact with Spectacle Pond in Cranston due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including microcystins, that can harm...
07/21/2017
The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including microcystins, that can harm humans and animals. ...
07/13/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Slack Reservoir in Greenville, which spans the Smithfield and Johnston town line, due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond.
07/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising people to avoid contact with St. Mary's Pond in Portsmouth because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms in that pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can...
07/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Elm Lake, Roosevelt Lake, and the Japanese Gardens in Roger Williams Park in Providence due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in...
07/07/2017
The kick-off event for the Skin Check 10 program of free skin cancer screenings scheduled for today at Narragansett Town Beach has been cancelled because of inclement weather. Today's screening event will be rescheduled. The remain skin check dates and locations are: Friday, July 14 12:30 p.