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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

05/26/2017 17:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until 12pm on Monday, May 29th in observation of Memorial Day. Flags should return to full-
05/25/2017 15:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an executive order establishing Rhode Island's first Homeland Security Advisory Board to provide strategic guidance to the Governor on homeland security and cybersecurity issues. The seven-member Board will work with Cybersecurity Officer...
05/23/2017 13:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo has made the following statement regarding President Trump's proposed budget: "Rhode Island is making strong progress to provide our people with the education and job training they need to be successful and to expand access to affordable, quality...
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Department of Revenue

05/25/2017 16:15 EDT
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue has released its FY 2017 Cash Collections Report for March 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 basis to...
05/25/2017 16:15 EDT
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2017 Cash Collections Report for April 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 basis to
05/23/2017 08:15 EDT
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue (DOR) today released its FY 2017 Revenue Assessment Report for April 2017. 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

05/25/2017 11:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee was joined today by Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Brigadier General Christopher P. Callahan, Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim Yarn and other state officials for
05/24/2017 16:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI -- This afternoon, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee held a press conference to call for action on his Ratepayer Protection Legislative Package that would improve customer service levels to electric ratepayers and lower energy costs for Rhode Island small businesses and residential...
05/22/2017 11:45 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee, municipal leaders, business owners and General Assembly members will host a press conference at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to call for action on the Lt. Governor's Ratepayer Protection Legislative Package that would increase customer...

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Department of Health

05/17/2017 14:00 EDT
With warmer weather and longer days now in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) urge everyone to take precautions to protect against Lyme disease when heading outdoors. "Our comprehensive approach to Lyme disease in...
05/10/2017 09:30 EDT
A study published today in the journal Environmental Research provides new, local details on the health effects of hot weather on Rhode Islanders and has prompted the National Weather Service (NWS) Northeast Region to update its heat advisory policy. According to study authors, including Julia...
05/08/2017 10:15 EDT
Fewer teenagers report using e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products in Providence than in other cities following Providence's 2013 implementation of strict policies that restrict tobacco sales, according to new data released today by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). Since July

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Department of Transportation

05/26/2017 15:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that another shift to the temporary traffic patterns on I-195 in Providence will go into effect next week. Ongoing preventive maintenance work will still require a divided highway configuration between the I-95 interchange and...
05/24/2017 15:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today released a chart to show the anticipated revenue and expenses of the RhodeWorks tolling program. These revenues and expenses were developed by our engineers and are based on an actual Level Three traffic study and defined contract costs.
05/23/2017 13:45 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the dedication of its new Portsmouth Maintenance Facility, a much-needed improvement for personnel and equipment tasked with taking care of state roads throughout most of Bristol and Newport...

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Office of the Attorney General

05/24/2017 16:30 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that brothers Victor Hernandez (age 23), of Providence, and his brother, Viclei Hernandez (age 21), also of Providence, pleaded guilty to their roles in the August 17, 2014 North Providence home invasion and murder of Richard Catalano. The two...
05/24/2017 13:15 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Yuland Stanfield, aka Yuland Stansfield, (age 45), of Providence, pleaded guilty to the May 10, 2015 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, 42-year-old Christine Santurri of East Providence. Stanfield pleaded guilty before Superior Court...
05/22/2017 14:45 EDT
Highlighting the need for legal services in rural and low-income communities across the country, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan group of 32 attorneys general in urging Congress to oppose the Trump Administration's proposal to eliminate federal funding for the Legal...

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Office of the Secretary of State

05/24/2017 15:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in Providence Ward 3 to fill the seat of former City Councilperson Kevin Jackson on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. "We are working closely with the Board of Elections and the Providence Board
05/15/2017 11:45 EDT
Over There, Over Here – Rhode Islanders in the Great War PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has opened Over There, Over Here – Rhode Islanders in the Great War. The exhibition is the second in her four-part series exploring how activism in Rhode Island has shaped our history...
04/27/2017 09:45 EDT
Elections Task Force has identified ways to improve elections systems in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today released a report of recommendations (see attached) to improve elections systems in Rhode Island. The report is the result of an Elections Task Force...

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Office of the General Treasurer

05/25/2017 13:45 EDT
During the ongoing 2017 shareholder season the Rhode Island pension fund will vote "no" on management-backed compensation plans for executives at publicly traded companies including Wal-Mart, American Express, Charter Communications, and pipeline builder NuStar Energy. "My job as Treasurer is...
05/24/2017 16:15 EDT
The Rhode Island Pension Fund continued its recent strong performance in the month of April earning $79 million from investment gains Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today told members of the State Investment Commission. "We are implementing our "Back-to-Basics" investment...
05/04/2017 15:00 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI - General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today paid a surprise visit to the North Kingstown High School classroom of Richard Garland naming him the state's second-ever Financial Literacy Educator of the Year. "Mr. Garland has brought his own experience in business to the classroom and

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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 â€" (April 27, 2011) â€" In a decision...
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...

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State Council on the Arts

05/18/2017 12:00 EDT
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition is on display at TF Green Airport. At the GREEN SPACE Gallery, an exhibit entitled OBJECT OF AFFECTION featuring works by Craig Crawford, Sherie Harkins and Mary Jameson is on display from May 17 through...
04/19/2017 13:45 EDT
More than $1 billion in compensation was paid to Rhode Islanders involved in the arts and cultural production sector in 2014, according to a new study released today through a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic...
03/06/2017 15:00 EST
Moses Brown School student Simon Rabatin is this year's Rhode Island winner of the Poetry Out Loud state championship, held Sunday, March 5 at the RISD Museum, sponsored locally by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, VSA arts Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center at the...

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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,...

Economic Recovery Web site

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

09/12/2012 08:30 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 08:30 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 14:45 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...

Department of Corrections Web site

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