State Government Press Releases

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08/12/2020
The Attorney General and RIDEM bring enforcement action to resolve longstanding Clean Air Act violations by SMM New England Corporation - complaint and consent judgment filed in RI Superior Court PROVIDENCE, RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, Rhode Island Department of Environmental...
08/11/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Burrillville woman was given a five-year deferred sentence and was ordered to repay $16,402 to the State of Rhode Island after she pleaded to charges that she fraudulently obtained Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
08/11/2020
New lane shifts for I-95 northbound in southern Rhode Island begin on Sunday night, August 16 as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $21.3 million Kingston Road Bridge replacement at Exit 3 in Richmond. I-95 northbound traffic will move over the median to use a...
08/11/2020
Due to the exceptionally high volume of calls coming into the Rhode Island Department of Human Services Call Center, our call center hours will change Wednesday, August 12, 2020. There will be no incoming calls allowed to enter the system after 3:00 p.m. This half hour decrease, DHS typically...
08/12/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 170 mosquito samples from 38 traps set on Monday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 29 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island,...
08/11/2020
The Attorney General this morning filed a "Notice of Sentencing Enhancement Pursuant to the Rhode Island Hate Crimes Sentencing Act" in the matter of State of Rhode Island v. Richard Gordon, pending in Sixth Division District Court. As alleged in the complaint filed by the Barrington Police...
08/11/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov No arrests to report.
08/11/2020
No arrests to report. Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp....
08/10/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal incident that occurred today on the north end of the Brenton Point shoreline in Newport near the Castle Hill Inn. A 25-year-old Providence man was jumping off the rocks with a...
08/10/2020
MEDIA CONTACT: 764-5606 Major John C. Alfred, Detective Commander No arrests to report.