State Government Press Releases

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08/15/2017
On August 8, 2017, Lt. Governor McKee filed a position statement (below) with the Public Utilities Commission opposing National Grid's electric rate increase. McKee's office was the only group to formally intervene against the rate hike on behalf of Rhode Island ratepayers. _______ I (the...
08/15/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Shamika Ramos (age 31), of Pawtucket, was found guilty yesterday of second degree child abuse by a jury after a four-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter. During the trial, the State proved that in...
08/15/2017
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of Social Services Block Grant funding is "to provide assistance to States and local communities, working through a network of community action agencies and other...
08/14/2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Major Dennis B. Fleming, Detective Commander (#401-444-1005) Captain Gerald M. McKinney, Assistant Detective Commander (#401-444-1011) No arrests to report.
08/11/2017
Agencies within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) are working to ensure the smooth transition of care for clients of Homefront Health Care to a new home health organization without any interruptions in services after Homefront announced plans to close effective today,...
08/11/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that 18 firefighter trainees from four communities graduated today from the Rhode Island Municipal Fire Academy after completing a nine-week training and certification program to become firefighters.
08/11/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 115 mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, July 31 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of...
08/11/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a free informational seminar on deer hunting this month. The program is designed to educate hunters of all ages and experience on ways to increase their success hunting whitetail deer. WHEN:
08/10/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening King Park Swim Area in Newport and Warren Town Beach for swimming. The beaches had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a...
08/10/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Doyle (age 68), of West Hartford, CT, was sentenced today, eight months after being found guilty by a Washington County Superior Court jury on all 18 counts charged in the Institute for International Sport embezzlement case. Superior...