State Government Press Releases

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10/17/2017
The 15-story building will consist of 202 residential units and 10,000 SF of retail space PROVIDENCE October 17, 2017 Governor Gina Raimondo, Mayor Jorge Elorza, Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and other leaders today completed the pouring of the last of the concrete that...
10/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Carlos Vincente (age 28), of Providence, waived criminal information and pleaded nolo contendere on Wednesday October 11, 2017 before Superior Court Judge Luis M. Matos to possession of a firearm after a conviction for a crime of violence and...
10/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of states in suing the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for refusing to enforce the Gainful Employment Rule, a federal regulation designed to protect students from predatory for-profit schools. "The U.S....
10/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Alfredo Valentine (age 30), formerly of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday, on the day of trial, before Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers to one count of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child...
10/16/2017
The Complainant alleged the Narragansett Police Department violated the APRA when it improperly denied his request for a specific incident report that did not culminate in an arrest. The APRA request implicated R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(D)(c), which exempts from public disclosure records...
10/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will be temporarily closing the weigh station located on I-95 South, between Exits 5 and 3 in Richmond. The weigh station is no longer used for truck weight enforcement, but is used as a truck rest area. During this...
10/16/2017
NARRAGANSETT, RI On Monday, October 23rd at 3:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with Narragansett Town Manager James Manni to host an Empower RI information session at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on...
10/16/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of 15 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief opposing the Trump Administration's plans to ban open military service by transgender individuals. The amicus brief, filed today with the U.S. District Court for the...
10/16/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that troopers seized 52 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $60,000 during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich on Sunday. The driver, Xia...
10/16/2017
Each day, an average of six teenagers die in motor vehicle crashes in the United States and 600 others are injured, according to federal statistics. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motor vehicles crashes are the number one cause of teenage deaths nationwide.<