State Government Press Releases

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12/08/2021
Responding to the public request for COVID-19 vaccination sites that are closer to home, Rhode Island will be running approximately 100 COVID-19 vaccination clinics in settings such as schools, churches, senior centers, and many other community sites over the next month. These clinics are in...
12/08/2021
PROVIDENCE With the region's first snowfall fast approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding businesses, households, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations for snow disposal. DEM has developed guidelines to...
12/07/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recommend lifting the recreational advisories at Mashapaug Pond in Providence, Warwick Pond in Warwick, Wenscott Reservoir in North Providence, and Flat River Reservoir (Johnson's Pond)...
12/07/2021
At 9:24 AM, Troopers arrested John Nacci, age 54, of 125 Knowles Way Extension Apt. #4, Narragansett, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and or Drugs Second Offense within 5 Years 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test Second Offense. This arrest was the...
12/07/2021
No arrests/incidents to report. Media Contact: Captain David Bassignani, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5614 or rispdps@risp....
12/06/2021
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today called for increased precautions in workplaces and public spaces following news that Rhode Island posted the highest number of new cases in a single day since January 21, 2021. "As the number of new cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19...
12/06/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Alexander & Hornung is recalling approximately 234,391 pounds of fully cooked ham and pepperoni products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products that are recalled bear the establishment...
12/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have announced $117,876 in grants to help farmers "green" their operations and save energy and money. The awards, funded through the Rhode...
12/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - In accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Governor Dan McKee has directed U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on December 9, 2021 as a mark of respect...
12/06/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing Rhode Island's first human case of Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) and the State's second human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2021. Both are spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. "Although we are no longer in mosquito...