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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

09/19/2017 13:30 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she and a coalition of individuals and organizations have secured more than $170,000 in commitments from donors to cover the $495 renewal fee for every DREAMer in Rhode Island who is eligible to apply for renewal of their Deferred...
09/15/2017 13:30 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation and state leaders, today signed an Executive Order outlining Rhode Island's Action Plan to Stand Up to Climate Change. "As Governor, my job is first and foremost to keep Rhode Islanders...
09/08/2017 18:45 EDT
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 on Monday, September 11 in honor of the lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on...
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Department of Revenue

08/24/2017 09:15 EDT
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2017 State 5.0 Percent Hotel Tax Collections Report for May 2017. The State 5.0 Percent Hotel Tax Allocation Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the collections from the state's 5.0 percent hotel tax...
08/21/2017 10:00 EDT
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2017 Local 1.0 Percent Meal and Beverage Tax Collections Report for May 2017. The Local 1.0 Percent Meal and Beverage Tax Collections Report compares the collections from the state's local 1.0 percent meal and...
08/21/2017 10:00 EDT
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2017 Local 1.0 Percent Hotel Tax Collections Report for May 2017. The Local 1.0 Percent Hotel Tax Collections Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the collections from the state's local 1.0 percent...
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Lt. Governor's Office

09/19/2017 14:45 EDT
On Friday, September 22nd at 1:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with Newport Mayor Henry Winthrop to host an Empower RI information session at the Newport Public Library to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills. During the...
09/12/2017 12:00 EDT
CRANSTON, RI – On Wednesday, September 20th at 5:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with Cranston Mayor Allan Fung to host an Empower RI information session at Cranston High School East to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills.
09/07/2017 10:45 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI – Next week, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with municipal leaders in Warwick and Cumberland to host Empower RI information sessions to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills. During the information sessions, members

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Department of Health

09/15/2017 17:30 EDT
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has been notified of a recall of Maine mussels. The affected product was harvested on September 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 from Frenchman's Bay in Maine. This recall is being initiated because levels of the toxin that cause Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP)...
09/13/2017 14:30 EDT
Governor Gina Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force has recognized South County Health and CharterCARE Health Partners for their leadership in providing consistent, comprehensive care for opioid-use disorder in hospitals and emergency departments in Rhode Island. The South...
09/13/2017 14:30 EDT
As the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) continues to investigate two cases of listeria, all Rhode Islanders, and particularly pregnant women, are urged to not eat queso fresco made with unpasteurized milk (also known as raw milk). Queso fresco is a type of soft cheese. Queso fresco,...

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Department of Transportation

09/14/2017 12:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today kicked off the Transportation Innovation Partnership Expo, a two-day meeting of leaders in transportation technologies to support Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and other innovative transportation systems technology. The Expo...
09/11/2017 14:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced a new traffic pattern effective today on the Blanchard Sawmill Bridge, carrying approximately 3,000 vehicles per day on Winsor Avenue over the Moswansicut Brook in Scituate/Johnston. Motorists are currently experiencing a one-way...
09/06/2017 09:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today joined with state and local officials to celebrate the early completion of the High Street and Kingstown Road Improvements project in South Kingstown. The much-needed repair for 1.3 miles of roadway in the villages of Wakefield and Peace...

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Office of the Attorney General

09/19/2017 12:15 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general seeks documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the nationwide opioid epidemic. This information will enable the...
09/19/2017 11:30 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and A.T. Wall, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (DOC), today announced a settlement agreement between the State of Rhode Island and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ filed a lawsuit in 2014 against the State and DOC alleging...
09/19/2017 10:00 EDT
18 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing the Ban, Citing Harm to States' Residents, Institutions, and Economies Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 18 attorneys general, filed a new amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President Trump's travel ban.

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Office of the Secretary of State

09/19/2017 15:30 EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today appointed Melissa Husband as Deputy Secretary of State/Director of Administration. Husband steps into the position vacated by Melissa Long, recently confirmed as Superior Court Judge by the Rhode Island Senate. Husband joins the RI...
09/12/2017 10:15 EDT
"Today the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met in New Hampshire. Part of their presentation included the erroneous claim that 30 percent of Rhode Island voters in 2016 are somehow illegitimate or not verified. This is a false characterization of eligible voters who are...
09/12/2017 10:15 EDT
"Today the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met in New Hampshire. Part of their presentation included the erroneous claim that 30 percent of Rhode Island voters in 2016 are somehow illegitimate or not verified. This is a false characterization of eligible voters who are...

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Office of the General Treasurer

09/14/2017 14:15 EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - School buildings in every district in the state get a failing grade in Rhode Island's first-ever statewide, independent study of public school facilities. The R.I. Department of Education (RIDE)'s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report, a year-long assessment...
08/23/2017 15:15 EDT
After posting an 11.62% return in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2017, the Rhode Island Pension Fund has continued to deliver under Treasurer Magaziner and his Back to Basics investment strategy earning 1.70% in the month of July which brings its total value to $8.15 billion. "We are...
08/22/2017 13:45 EDT
Treasurer Magaziner today joined state and local officials to tour a rooftop solar array at Embrace Homes Loans in Middletown, one of the first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) projects developed as part of the Treasurer's commitment to creating jobs and supporting local...

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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

09/12/2017 15:30 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 10:45 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 15:00 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 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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