State Government Press Releases

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11/21/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Lane (age 47), of Woonsocket, yesterday pled nolo contendere before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick T. Burke to one count of first degree child molestation and one count of first degree sexual assault. Under the terms of the plea...
11/21/2014
A 2014 seat belt study released by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) shows 87 percent of local drivers are wearing their seat belts, the highest number ever recorded in Rhode Island. The state now ranks first in New England, with statewide usage increasing more than 15...
11/21/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-Elect Gina M. Raimondo today launched www.comeback.ri.gov, a transition website through which Rhode Islanders can learn about the transition, submit resumes for positions in her administration and contact the transition team. "I am focused on assembling the best team...
11/21/2014
Contact: Captain Christopher J. Dicomitis, Assistant Detective Commander Telephone: (401) 444-1012 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, November 20, 2014, members of the...
11/21/2014
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Barry Meehan, age 65 767 Providence Street West Warwick, RI P1-2014-3413A ...
11/21/2014
The Warren Housing Authority violated the OMA by communicating via correspondence concerning public business. The evidence revealed that a letter was written and signed by one of the Housing Authority members. Although it appears no discussions amongst a quorum of the Housing Authority members...
11/21/2014
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2014-30 to the members of the Retirement Board of the Employees' Retirement System of the State of Rhode Island, opining that the Code of Ethics requires those members of the Retirement Board who hold leadership positions in an...
11/21/2014
Position: Director of Development-CELS Job Number: 703961 Employer: University of Rhode Island Foundation Location: Kingston, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Tech Support Engineer Job Number: 703968 ...
11/20/2014
The Ethics Commission held its 12th meeting of 2014 on October 21, 2014. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2014-28 to Joseph J. Nicholson, Jr, Esq., the Interim City Manager for the City of Newport, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics...
11/20/2014
The federal government should adopt rules that protect consumers from mandatory arbitration clauses in important contracts, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and his colleagues in 15 other states wrote in a letter sent this week to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The...