State Government Press Releases

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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...
06/16/2015
CRANSTON, RI - The Woonsocket Division of Motor Vehicles at 217 Pond Street is closed effective June 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. due to an electrical outage affecting several thousand residents and businesses in the area. The Woonsocket DMV is expected to reopen on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m....
06/16/2015
PROVIDENCE - Angelo S. Liberti III, chief of surface water protection in the Department of Environmental Management's Office of Water Resources, is the recipient of Save The Bay's Environmental Achievement Award. Liberti was among six individuals recognized for their environmental work by the...
06/16/2015
Local Team's Skills and Training for Wastewater-collections Proficiency Contest Prevails over Other Teams from New England PROVIDENCE - A team of five Rhode Island wastewater treatment operators finished first place overall in a prestigious contest of wits, strength, speed and endurance...
06/16/2015
Today HEALTH released a new policy for reporting accidental drug-related overdose deaths. The revised policy reflects a change from the previous monthly reporting of "apparent" and "confirmed" deaths to weekly reporting of only the deaths that have been confirmed by the Office of State Medical...
06/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today designated Daniel P. McConaghy as chair of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and William Foulkes as chair of the Council on Post-Secondary Education. "From record funding for K-12 education; the full implementation of all-day...
06/15/2015
For the second time in four months, the collaborative efforts of the Rhode Island Urban Violent Crime Initiative, a wide-ranging collaboration of local, state and federal law enforcement and federal and state prosecutors who are targeting violent crime and violent criminals in urban neighborhoods...
06/15/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to the Rhode Island State Investment Commission (SIC) and Rhode Island State Retirement Board: State Investment Commission: Robert Benson, C.F.A., Senior Vice President &...
06/15/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the availability of application guidelines for the new State Cultural Facilities Grant Program (SCFG). This program, approved by the voters as a bond initiative in November 2014, will provide $6.5 million in capital improvement...
06/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Kris Bradner, Catherine Fox, M. David Odeh, John Sinnott, Joseph Warner and Christine West to the Building Codes Standards Commission. Raimondo will submit their names to the Rhode Island State Senate for...