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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

12/07/2016 14:15 EST
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined state and city officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Commons at Providence Station, which is expected to create 225 direct jobs and 125 indirect jobs in construction as well as 169 new housing units in the state's capital. John M....
12/07/2016 11:30 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Citing Rhode Islanders' continued frustration with long wait times, system errors and isolated reports of customers' services being disrupted for various reasons, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today ordered immediate actions to improve customer service at Department of Human Services
12/06/2016 17:00 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - According to a Proclamation issued by President Obama, Wednesday, December 7, will be recognized as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. 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
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Department of Revenue

12/02/2016 10:15 EST
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2017 Cash Collections Report for October 2016. 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...
12/02/2016 10:00 EST
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue (DOR) today released its FY 2017 Revenue Assessment Report for October 2016. 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...
10/31/2016 09:00 EDT
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2017 Cash Collections Report for September 2016. 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...
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Lt. Governor's Office

12/07/2016 14:15 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and Kristin Urbach of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce will host the first Advance RI Small Business Forum at The Carriage Inn & Saloon, 1065 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown. The evening will
11/21/2016 09:30 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and Brigadier General Christopher P. Callahan joined over 100 volunteers at the Rhode Island National Guard Armory in Warwick to wrap up Operation Holiday Cheer, a weekend-long event that sends care packages to Rhode Island troops who are away...
11/17/2016 11:30 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This weekend, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee will be joined by volunteers from across Rhode Island to receive donations of goods and pack care packages as part of the 14th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer at the Warwick Armory, 541 Airport Road. On Saturday, November 19th, volunteers

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Department of Health

12/01/2016 14:30 EST
As a part of work to ensure that all Rhode Islanders with HIV have the opportunity to live long, full, productive lives, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) continue to coordinate closely with community partners throughout the...
11/16/2016 16:00 EST
Health advisories lifted for five bodies of water The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are lifting today the public health advisories on Warwick Pond in Warwick, North Easton and South Easton Ponds in Middletown, and...
10/25/2016 11:30 EDT
The eligibility criteria for financial assistance for breast cancer follow-up services in Rhode Island have been expanded to include some insured women, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today in a move intended to increase access to care amid a shifting health insurance...

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Department of Transportation

12/05/2016 14:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it has initiated a request for proposals (RFP) process to solicit proposals from firms to design, build, operate and maintain all electronic tolling facilities for Rhode Island's truck-only tolling program in accordance with the...
12/02/2016 15:45 EST
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials today were joined by Senator Jack Reed at a ceremony to mark the completion of a resurfacing project to address poor pavement conditions on parts of Route 138 in the South Kingstown villages of Kingston and West Kingston. The $1.1 million...
11/21/2016 12:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the opening of an additional section of two-way traffic on the Apponaug Circulator project as it continues to transform a congested and outdated urban circulator system into a more efficient, safer and accessible...

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Office of the Attorney General

12/07/2016 14:45 EST
To educate and inform newly-elected and appointed officials about the state's Access to Public Records Act (APRA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will once again lead an "Open Government 101" summit. The "101" summit will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 in the...
12/07/2016 11:45 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals pleaded nolo contendere recently to unemployment insurance benefit fraud with court-ordered restitution of approximately $45,000. In 2016, the State has successfully prosecuted 34 individuals for unemployment insurance benefit...
12/05/2016 15:30 EST
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Daniel Doyle (age 67), of West Hartford, CT, was found guilty today by a Washington County Superior Court jury on all 18 counts charged in the Institute for International Sport embezzlement case. Doyle was found guilty of seven counts of...

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Office of the Secretary of State

11/21/2016 15:00 EST
PROVIDENCE, RI – "What cheer, Netop." The famous greeting of the Narragansett to Roger Williams along the shore of the Seekonk River in 1636 still resonates throughout the Ocean State today. A new exhibition at the Rhode Island State Archives, entitled "First Nations who helped form Rhode Island"...
11/16/2016 16:00 EST
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea recognized two individuals and three institutions with the 2016 NASS Medallion Award at a ceremony held this afternoon at the State House. State Senator Harold M. Metts of Providence; Ani Haroian of Providence; DominicanosUSA; Generation...
10/27/2016 12:45 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI – Fifteen Rhode Island political and civic leaders joined Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea for a roundtable discussion on elections integrity this morning in the State House library. The diverse group discussed voting equipment security safeguards, the integrity of the state's...

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Office of the General Treasurer

11/30/2016 13:15 EST
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today sent Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin a letter regarding the critical need to maintain protections established in the wake of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession. "Rhode Islanders cannot afford another financial...
11/28/2016 11:45 EST
State Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that the Rhode Island pension fund will be joining concerned shareholders of energy companies ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), Exxon Mobile (NYSE: XOM), Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) in co-filing a proposal requiring the corporations to...
11/17/2016 11:00 EST
Rhode Island has joined a group of institutional investors filing a shareholder proposal demanding Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) address recent revelations of widespread consumer fraud and take steps to protect customers and shareholders from illegal predatory banking going forward, General Treasurer Seth

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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

11/21/2016 10:15 EST
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that artists have been selected for the 2017 exhibitions at the Block Island Airport Gallery on Block Island and GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. The Block Island Airport Gallery will present works by Neal...
11/17/2016 13:11 EST
The holiday season is upon us, and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays during the month of December. "We're pleased to be continuing this holiday tradition of student performances at the Rhode Island...
10/13/2016 15:00 EDT
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that two new art exhibitions are on display in Rhode Island's airports. At TF Green's GREEN SPACE Gallery an exhibit entitled JOURNEY'S TALE is on display from September 13 through January 3, 2017, while the Block Island Airport...

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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

02/08/2016 11:45 EST
CRANSTON, R.I. – February 5, 2016 The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will resume the selection process for Correctional Officer Trainees that began in October 2013. Within the next few weeks those who took the entrance exams in 2013 will receive letters providing them with their exam...
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...

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