State Government Press Releases

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09/16/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announce that commercial fishing and charter/for hire businesses, qualified aquaculture operators, seafood processors, and dealers are eligible to apply for an additional $255 million...
09/16/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Glenn Chamberland (age 50) Providence, R.I. P1-2021-2868A On September 13, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an...
09/16/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is issuing the following statement regarding the death of George Wein. Mr. Wein, 95, created the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and the Newport Folk Festival in 1959. The festivals play at Fort Adams State Park, which is...
09/16/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health's (RIDOH) Center for Drinking Water Quality was honored for its efforts to protect the Rhode Island drinking water supply during the COVID-19 pandemic response. All of the State drinking water systems in New England, State water and wastewater response...
09/16/2021
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the constitutionality of state election finance law requiring disclosures and disclaimers for certain election-related expenditures of $1,000 or more PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha's defense of a state...
09/16/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in August, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The August rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised July rate of 5.7 percent. Last year the rate was 12.6 percent in August.
09/16/2021
At 4:47 PM, Troopers arrested Travis Weiss, age 43 of 146 Cottage Street, Warwick, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs (B.A.C. Unknown), 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Breath Test, 3.) Leaving the Scene of a Accident, and 4.) Operating on a...
09/16/2021
At 6:30 pm Troopers arrested Emarys Cruz, age 20, of 46 Parker Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island, for 1) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and or Drugs B.A.C Unknown First Offense and 2) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. This arrest was the result of a motor vehicle...
09/15/2021
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of today released its FY 2021 Special Report on Preliminary Revenues. This report provides a detailed look at FY 2021 preliminary revenues as provided in the Controller's Preliminary General Fund Revenue Report for FY 2021 and compares these...
09/15/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) today announced that it has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) to help grocery stores strategically use energy in a way that reduces their costs, while lowering strain on the electrical grid during peak...