State Government Press Releases

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06/20/2014
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommended re-opening King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing...
06/20/2014
The following ramp and lane closures are scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's Interstate highways from June 21-27, 2014. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-minute travel information. Interstate Highway...
06/20/2014
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds all Rhode Islanders to protect themselves and their families against serious illness caused by mosquito bites whenever outdoors during sunrise, sunset, or evenings, and in shady or wooded areas during the day, and to help keep...
06/20/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jose Lopez (age 37), with a last known address of 49 Daniel Street, Providence, was sentenced yesterday to a total of 70 years to serve for a December 1, 2012 shooting in the Chad Brown section of Providence. Lopez, who was found guilty in a...
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...