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Office of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment

08/24/2010 11:00 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 11:30 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 13:45 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

11/09/2017 15:00 EST
Governor Raimondo and Care New England (CNE) along with CNE members Butler Hospital, The Providence Center, and Continuum Behavioral Health, today announced a new Center of Excellence for opioid addiction that will offer a longer treatment period and access to substance use disorder services. As...
11/06/2017 11:00 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities and buildings be flown at half-staff until sunset on November 9, 2017 in honor of the victims of the shooting in Sutherland Springs,
11/01/2017 15:30 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Governor Gina M. Raimondo directed the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC) Administrator Macky McCleary to conduct an investigative review of National Grid's storm preparedness and restoration efforts ahead of and following this week's wind and rain storm. To ensure
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Department of Revenue

11/10/2017 11:30 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Division of Taxation this week launched an extensive advertising campaign to help spread the word about Rhode Island's new tax amnesty program, which starts December 1. Amnesty ads began appearing this week on local radio stations. Amnesty ads have also been...
10/31/2017 08:30 EDT
2017 Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2018 Cash Collections Report for September 2017. The Cash Collections Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares current fiscal year cash collections by revenue item on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly
10/26/2017 10:15 EDT
CRANSTON, R.I. – R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles Administrator Walter R. Craddock announced today that the temporary closure of the Division's Westerly branch will be extended through Thursday, Nov. 30. The DMV branch, located in Westerly Town Hall, at 45 Broad St., was forced to close in...
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Lt. Governor's Office

11/16/2017 09:45 EST
WARWICK, R.I. – This weekend, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will be joined by volunteers from across Rhode Island to assemble hundreds of care packages for Rhode Island service members who are away from home this holiday season as part of the 15th Operation Holiday Cheer. On Saturday, November 18th,...
11/01/2017 10:45 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council and Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, issued the following statement on National Grid's response to Sunday's storm: "I've been working with municipal leaders and our Emergency...
10/24/2017 10:30 EDT
WARWICK, R.I. – Today, as part of the annual Operation Holiday Cheer initiative, Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee announced an ambitious goal to send over 500 care packages to service men and women who will be away from home this holiday season. Due to recent deployments of Rhode Island service...

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Department of Health

11/22/2017 18:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising anyone who drank or consumed raw milk products from the company Udder Milk in the past six months to visit their doctors for antibiotics to prevent illness. This announcement is an update to a November 15th press release in which RIDOH...
11/20/2017 15:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will hold a meeting on Monday, November 27th to gather public comment on Care New England's application to close the emergency department at Memorial Hospital. The meeting will be held at Lyman B. Goff Middle School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The address of...
11/17/2017 15:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Westerly Water Department have lifted the boil water notice that was issued on November 15, 2017 because of an E. coli bacteria finding. Samples taken by the Westerly Water Department on November 16th were all absent of bacteria. Before...

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Department of Transportation

11/21/2017 14:30 EST
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, today joined several of Rhode Island's inter-denominational religious leaders to launch
11/20/2017 06:00 EST
New partnership with Waze saves $200,000 annually The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app for smartphones, that will provide a feed of travel time information on RIDOT's...
11/14/2017 11:30 EST
Project to begin with the Diamond Hill Road interchange the week of November 27 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the schedule for the installation of new signage as part of a federally mandated highway renumbering program for its Interstate and other limited-...

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Office of the Attorney General

11/22/2017 13:15 EST
Joining a bipartisan coalition of 11 attorneys general, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today expressed his strong opposition to the National Park Service's (NPS) proposal to dramatically increase entrance fees at 17 national parks. Under the proposal, the per vehicle entrance fee during the...
11/21/2017 15:00 EST
The Office of Attorney General filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court citing the Town of North Kingstown for a reckless and/or willing and knowing violation of the Access to Public Records Act (APRA) when the Town failed to respond in a timely manner in accordance with APRA to a March 15,
11/20/2017 11:45 EST
With the recent data breach at Equifax and the increased need for consumers to have greater control in protecting their identity from hackers, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced his intention to file legislation that would prohibit credit bureaus from charging all Rhode Island...

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Office of the Secretary of State

11/15/2017 16:15 EST
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea recognized three individuals and two institutions with the 2017 NASS Medallion Award at a ceremony held this afternoon at the State House. State Senator Erin Lynch Prata of Warwick; Aram Garabedian of Cranston; Shanna Wells of West Warwick; the...
10/20/2017 10:30 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today, in collaboration with the State Board of Elections, convened over 100 local elections and IT officials for a Cybersecurity Summit at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. The three-hour forum highlighted national conversations...
09/28/2017 10:15 EDT
"We first received notice of Mr. Ken Block's complaint to the US Department of Justice at 10 a.m. this morning through the Providence Journal's reporting. His complaints are in response to changes in 2008 to the Board of Elections Rules and Regulations for voter registration. We have also been...

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Office of the General Treasurer

11/21/2017 13:00 EST
Just 24-hours after Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced that 35,000 Rhode Islanders will be automatically reunited with their missing money this holiday season, more than 2,500 additional claims have been initiated through the Treasurer's Unclaimed Property division. Yesterday,...
11/20/2017 10:15 EST
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced "YOUR MONEY" a program which is mailing money to more than 35,000 Rhode Islanders who have unclaimed property with the state. "It's hard for families to make ends meet, and ever harder when banks, insurance companies and other corporations...
11/16/2017 13:00 EST
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner's BankLocal program, which supports loans to Rhode Island small business through deposits in local banks and credit unions, today received national recognition from The NewDEAL - winning the organization's 2017 "Future of Business" challenge. "Small...

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Department of Business Regulation

04/29/2011 03:30 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 â€" (April 27, 2011) â€" In a decision...
07/27/2010 08:45 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...
06/15/2009 23:00 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...

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State Council on the Arts

09/12/2017 14:30 EDT
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced that the State Native American Art Exhibit is currently on display at the Atrium Gallery in One Capitol Hill through Sept 29, 2017. This gallery is located at One Capitol Hill, the State's main administration building on Smith Street in...
08/16/2017 09:45 EDT
The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2018 exhibitions. The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, to promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The gallery at the Block...
07/27/2017 14:00 EDT
The GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2018 exhibitions. The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The spaces will present...

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Economic Recovery

08/24/2010 11:00 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 11:30 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 13:45 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 15:30 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 15:30 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 14:15 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

09/12/2012 07:30 EDT
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Robert J. Catlow of Cranston, R.I., a 26-year veteran of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, to Chief Inspector, heading up the Office of Inspections. The Director notes, "Bob Catlow combines experience and credibility in
09/12/2012 07:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold a training for its adult probation and parole staff, adult counselors, and partners from community service agencies on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation on Friday, September 14, at the Philip W. Noel Judicial Complex (Kent County...
08/30/2012 13:45 EDT
On Tuesday, September 2nd, Lloyd Hedges will enter his 51st year of service as a Correctional Officer with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Colleagues, family, and friends will honor Lloyd at a celebration of this important anniversary on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at the...

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