State Government Press Releases

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06/20/2014
PROVIDENCE Safe boating patrols will be stepped up on June 27 to June 29 in a joint operation conducted by the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement. The effort is part of Operation Dry Water, a coordinated national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI)...
06/20/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management wants residents to be on the look-out for Asian Longhorned Beetles (ALB) in Rhode Island, but also to be aware of the White Spotted Pine Sawyer (WSPS). The WSPS is a native beetle in Rhode Island, commonly mistaken for ALB. The size, shape...
06/19/2014
The Department of Health (HEALTH) has determined water quality at Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick and King Park Beach in Newport to be unsuitable for swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when areas are safe for...
06/19/2014
RIEMA NEWS For Use: Immediately Date: June 19, 2014 RIEMA's 2014 Hurricane and Preparedness Conference The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) will be hosting its annual Hurricane & Preparedness Conference on June 20th from 8AM 4PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel...
06/19/2014
Providence, R.I. With the signing of the FY 2015 budget, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) joined with Representative John G. Edwards and Senator Louis P. DiPalma to announce the elimination of the toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The...
06/19/2014
In a ceremony today at the State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law the FY 2015 Budget, Bill No. 7133 SUB A as amended relating to making appropriations for the support of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. In addition, he has included a Letter of Transmittal...
06/19/2014
Providence, R.I. In a ceremony today at the State House, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law the FY 2015 Budget, Bill No. 7133 SUB A as amended relating to making appropriations for the support of the state for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. In addition, he has included a...
06/19/2014
Seeing a spike in the last week of consumer calls regarding unsolicited phone calls from individuals pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is reminding all Rhode Islanders that the IRS does not contact individual taxpayers via telephone or...
06/19/2014
Providence, RI: The Rhode Island Department of Health's Office of State Medical Examiners (OSME) in cooperation with the Providence Police Department and other agencies, has positively identified skeletal remains found under the floor of a factory basement in Providence in July 2013. Phillip P....
06/19/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he has signed a law that removes barriers that were prohibitive to the growth of renewable energy businesses in Rhode Island. The legislation sets up a new designation of Renewable Energy Professional (REP). Additionally, it clarifies the...