State Government Press Releases

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06/18/2015
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Easton's Beach in Newport to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH...
06/18/2015
Contact: Marshal John Chartier, Division of State Fire Marshal Telephone: (401) 383-7717 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, with the assistance of State Fire Marshal John Chartier, present a public safety message...
06/17/2015
"Today, the House of Representatives voted, by an overwhelming majority, to approve the Voting and Elections Modernization Act. This legislation will make it easier for citizens to register to vote and update their voter information, and it will improve the accuracy and integrity of Rhode Island'...
06/17/2015
Unclaimed Property Specialists to Help Residents Search and File Claims for Unclaimed Property PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will join Rhode Island Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division at Burnside Park in Kennedy Plaza tomorrow, June 18, to help residents search and file...
06/17/2015
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommended re-opening Easton's Beach in Newport and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the...
06/17/2015
The Ethics Commission held its 8th meeting of 2015 on June 16, 2015. The Commission took the following actions: Unanimously voted to approve an Informal Resolution & Settlement in the matter of In re: Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, Complaint No. 2015-3. The Respondent utilized her Cranston...
06/17/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to assist its Division of Fish and Wildlife's wild turkey project by reporting any sightings of wild turkey hens with (or without) broods of young turkeys (poults). DEM biologists need the information to evaluate...
06/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI The Senate Finance Committee today unanimously confirmed General Treasurer Seth Magaziner's four nominees for the Rhode Island Public Finance Management Board (FMBC). They are: Patricia Anderson, Treasurer and Human Resource Director for the Town of Charlestown. Shawn...
06/17/2015
R.I. Treasury Initiative Will Create Jobs, Spur Construction PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner's Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) proposal was overwhelmingly approved this evening by the House of Representatives. The initiative is a part of the Governor's FY2016 Jobs...
06/16/2015
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Easton's Beach in Newport, Peabody's Beach in Middletown, and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas...