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Office of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment

08/24/2010 12:00 EDT
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that the State of Rhode Island was one of 10 states to be selected in Phase II of Race to the Top, the competitive $4.35 billion federal program to reward and encourage innovative states that are making significant progress with their education...
08/16/2010 12:30 EDT
Governor Donald L. Carcieri, Senator Jack Reed and Congressman James Langevin will join RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis and other Federal, State and local officials to break ground on the Wickford Junction Train Station. The event, featuring Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Peter...
08/03/2010 14:45 EDT
Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Office of Energy Resources today announced that National Grid has been awarded a $2.3 million Recovery Act grant to offer consumer incentives for residents who heat their homes with propane and oil to make energy efficiency improvements. Under this program,...
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Governor Gina Raimondo

04/01/2015 12:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo continued to highlight her Jobs Plan on Wednesday, detailing two proposals in her budget to help high school students prepare and train today for the jobs of tomorrow. The Prepare RI and P-Tech initiatives are designed to allow students to begin pursuing
03/31/2015 17:00 EDT
Governor Raimondo today announced the winner of her essay contest designed to celebrate Women's History Month. Rhode Island's first Governor for a Day is Khatima Bulmer, an 11 year old from Thompson Middle School in Newport who wrote about the meaningful role of public service and a more inclusive...
03/31/2015 12:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today named twelve appointments to revive the long-vacant Rhode Island Commission on Women. The members include: • Betty Bernal • Maribeth Calabro • Adriana Dawson • Betsy Dennigan • Elizabeth Francis • Stephanie Gonzalez • Leah...
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Department of Revenue

03/31/2015 13:45 EDT
ORA released its reports of FY 2015 local 1% hotel tax collection and meal and beverage tax collection for January 2015. These reports compare local collections of both taxes by community on a month-to-month, year-over-year, and fiscal year-to-date over fiscal year-to-date basis. The report notes
03/30/2015 12:15 EDT
ORA released the FY 2015 Monthly and YTD Cash Collections Report for February 2015. This report compares cash collections on a monthly and fiscal year-to-date basis in FY 2015 to cash collections on the same bases in FY 2014. This report is a complement to the monthly Revenue Assessment Report.
03/26/2015 09:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Revenue, Office of Revenue Analysis released its FY 2015 Revenue Assessment Report for February 2015 today. The Revenue Assessment Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the adjusted general revenues by revenue source on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly
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Lt. Governor's Office

03/20/2015 11:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee was invited to the White House Thursday for a meeting with the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, which oversees the Obama Administration's engagement with state and local officials around the country. The meeting was hosted by Jerry Abramson,...
03/12/2015 15:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee tonight issued the following statement after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's budget address to the General Assembly: "Gov. Raimondo has laid out a bold agenda that will stimulate economic development, grow jobs and lay the foundation for Rhode Island's...
03/04/2015 14:45 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee rallied today with members of the charter public school and independent public school communities to call on legislators to protect fair funding for all Rhode Island public school students. McKee joined with a few hundred students, parents and...

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Department of Health

03/26/2015 16:00 EDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 26, 2015 – PROVIDENCE, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Health has been notified that Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which...
03/19/2015 11:45 EDT
The product in question was raw material received by Frontier, which tested positive for Salmonella during a test by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier is immediately initiating this recall. Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating...
03/19/2015 09:15 EDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 19, 2015 — PROVIDENCE, RI. —The Rhode Island Department of Health, Tobacco Free Rhode Island, dozens of youth-based organizations and more than 200 teens gathered in downtown Providence yesterday afternoon for the second annual Rhode Island Zombie Walk. The event...

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Department of Transportation

04/01/2015 18:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation - in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Rhode Island State Police, and the City of Providence - will host a road assessment this week in Olneyville to evaluate...
03/25/2015 19:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), in partnership with the URI Transportation Center, will host a roundtable discussion with municipal leaders on pothole repair tomorrow. The goal of the meeting is to discuss potential collaborations that will help expedite roadway repairs...
03/25/2015 09:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) started work this week to upgrade the southern entrance plaza (downtown side) of Providence Station. Through a $6.9 million contract with J.H. Lynch & Sons, planned improvements will enhance circulation for all users of the station as well...

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Office of the Attorney General

03/31/2015 15:15 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Joseph Taylor (age 18), with a last known address of 52 Cumerford Street, Providence, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice William Carnes to his role in the May 14, 2014 drive-by shooting that killed Davon Taylor and injured Destiny
03/26/2015 11:45 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Tuesday a Providence County Superior Court jury found Danielle Lefebvre (age 29), of Providence, guilty of first degree child abuse for abusing her six-week old son. The jury returned the guilty verdict in just over an hour after a weeklong...
03/25/2015 12:15 EDT
Rhode Island Joins Coalition of States in Defending EPA'S Rule to Reduce Mercury and Other Harmful Emissions that Endanger Children and Public Health Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued the following statement as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments concerning a challenge to...

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Office of the Secretary of State

03/30/2015 15:15 EDT
Nomination papers will be available on Wednesday, April 1 A total of seven candidates have filed the required declaration of candidacy form with their local board of canvassers as a first step towards appearing on the ballot in the Special Election for House District 33. The deadline for filing...
03/24/2015 17:00 EDT
Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding businesses today that the deadline for filing 2015 annual reports for all business corporations is Tuesday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. Business corporations that remit a 2015 annual report after March 31 will be assessed a $25 late filing...
03/23/2015 11:45 EDT
Candidates for the House District 33 Special Election (South Kingstown and Narragansett) must officially declare Thursday, March 26 or Friday, March 27, 2015 Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding candidates and potential candidates in the Special Election for House...

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Office of the General Treasurer

03/25/2015 18:45 EDT
Today, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner was selected as one of the nineteen leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a national network that is committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives. Governor Jack Markell of...
03/18/2015 09:30 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today outlined their plan for the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB), an initiative that will put Rhode Islanders back to work, improve energy efficiency and make the state more economically competitive. The proposal...
02/24/2015 10:30 EST
PROVIDENCE, RI – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joined People's Credit Union and local school officials to recognize North Kingstown High School students for the completion of an innovative financial literacy program. Seventy-four students completed the course this year, representing the largest...

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Department of Business Regulation

04/29/2011 04:30 EDT
Contact: Joe Torti Office: 401-462-9620 jtorti@dbr.ri.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2011 Decision Affirming Constitutionality of Rhode Island's Solvent Insurer's Commutation Plan Makes State Attractive to Insurers in Run-Off New York/Providence – (April 27, 2011) – In a decision that...
07/27/2010 09:45 EDT
On July 21, 2010, GTE REinsurance Company Limited ("GTE RE"), a solvent reinsurer based in Providence, R.I., appeared before the Providence County Superior Court at a hearing to obtain approval to put an unprecedented Commutation Plan before the reinsurer's creditors so they may vote for its...
06/16/2009 00:00 EDT
Press Release June 15, 2009 LOAN MODIFICATIONS The Division of Banking ("Division") of the Department of Business Regulation finds that a position statement regarding loan modifications is necessary in order to provide clarity to the industry and to consumers. The Division has learned of...

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State Council on the Arts

03/19/2015 17:15 EDT
Portsmouth Abbey Student Wins State Arts Council's 'Poetry Out Loud' Rhode Island State Final Winner Goes On To National Competition in DC in April Portsmouth Abbey School student Zoe Butler is this year's Rhode Island winner of the Poetry Out Loud state championship, held Sunday, March 15 at
03/03/2015 12:00 EST
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and VSA arts of Rhode Island will hold the 10th Annual State Finals for Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation contest for high school students, on Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1 p.m. at The Metcalf Auditorium of RISD Museum of Art's Chace Center....
01/26/2015 09:45 EST
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that two new art exhibitions are opening at the state's airports. The Block Island Airport Gallery will present works by Aleksandar Baba-Vulic from January 22 through May 28, 2015, while GREEN SPACE at T.F. Green Airport will...

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Economic Recovery

08/24/2010 12:00 EDT
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that the State of Rhode Island was one of 10 states to be selected in Phase II of Race to the Top, the competitive $4.35 billion federal program to reward and encourage innovative states that are making significant progress with their education...
08/16/2010 12:30 EDT
Governor Donald L. Carcieri, Senator Jack Reed and Congressman James Langevin will join RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis and other Federal, State and local officials to break ground on the Wickford Junction Train Station. The event, featuring Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Peter...
08/03/2010 14:45 EDT
Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Office of Energy Resources today announced that National Grid has been awarded a $2.3 million Recovery Act grant to offer consumer incentives for residents who heat their homes with propane and oil to make energy efficiency improvements. Under this program,...

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Executive Office of Health & Human Services

10/16/2012 16:30 EDT
To introduce and help prepare the insurance industry and attorneys for the launch of the Medical Assistance Intercept System (MAIS), the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) will be hosting five (5) informational webinars in October. Insurance companies conducting...
04/10/2012 16:30 EDT
Joined by officials of Pawtuxet Village Care and Rehabilitation Center (Pawtuxet Village), Steven M. Costantino, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and Dr. Michael Fine, Director of the Department of Health (HEALTH), today announced that Pawtuxet Village is...
03/28/2012 15:15 EDT
In a letter to Pawtuxet Village Care and Rehabilitation Center's legal counsel at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, Dr. Michael Fine, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), expressed ongoing concerns regarding clinical care issues at Pawtuxet Village Care and Rehabilitation Center.

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Department of Corrections

02/20/2015 15:15 EST
CRANSTON – February 19, 2015 - On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., the Rhode Island Department of Corrections and NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services) will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Prison PUP Partnership Program at the John J. Moran Medium Security...
12/09/2014 11:15 EST
CRANSTON, R.I. – September 3, 2014 – On Tuesday, August 12th, Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall, II will presented Taylor Campbell with a Susan M. Hunter Scholarship Award on behalf of the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA. The annual award is available to children of...
12/09/2014 11:15 EST
CRANSTON, R.I. – November 25, 2014 – Effective Monday, November 17, 2014 Cory Cloud became the new Departmental Grievance Coordinator for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC). As Grievance Coordinator Cory will be responsible for the coordination of inmate grievances in the RIDOC; to

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