State Government Press Releases

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09/05/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Rhode Island has joined with 31 other states in a $3.5 million-dollar settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software...
09/05/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI This afternoon, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement reaffirming his support for extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Here in Rhode Island, we have thousands of amazing young people who are protected by DACA, many who have only...
09/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is asking motorists to plan extra travel time or seek alternate routes if they wish to drive on the South Main Street and North Main Street corridor in Providence as construction will require a temporary lane closure lasting about one week,...
09/05/2017
Monday, September 4 Position: Direct Support Professional Recruitment Job Number: 759645 Employer: The Groden Center Location: Providence, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Bilingual Call Center Customer...
09/04/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that the State Police, with the assistance of the state Department of Environmental Management and Jamestown Police, are investigating the discovery of...
09/11/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today appointed Felix E. "Feidlim" Gill to join the Rhode Island Family Court as an Associate Justice. His name will be submitted to the state Senate today for confirmation. "Feidlim brings almost two decades of legal experience to the bench,...
09/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. It 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 state-certified laboratory. The...
09/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Slack Reservoir in Greenville (spans Smithfield and Johnston town line) due to a blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green...
09/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid contact with Lawton Valley Reservoir in Portsmouth due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae causes toxins that can harm...
09/01/2017
$3 million available to help R.I. communities improve recreational areas PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy and promote healthier communities, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the availability of $3...