State Government Press Releases

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06/19/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for Meadowlark, Inc. (located in Middletown) has been lifted. The system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because it lost pressure. Before consuming water from this system again, people should clean and...
06/19/2018
In a major win for consumers who were left financially unwhole by bad or unlicensed contractors, the General Assembly today passed legislation (H7443/S2607) filed at the request of Attorney General Kilmartin that distinguishes penalties for licensed contractors convicted of failing to comply with...
06/19/2018
On behalf of her Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined Health and Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane and the Task Force Co-Chairs, Tom Coderre, Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and Rebecca Boss, Directors of the...
06/19/2018
New Regulations Increase Season Length, Possession Limit PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has extended the season and increased the fall possession limit for the 2018 recreational black sea bass fishery. The new rules add nine days to the beginning...
06/19/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will close Railroad Avenue Bridge in Burrillville on Tuesday, June 26 for a four-month replacement. Railroad Avenue Bridge is structurally deficient. Railroad Avenue Bridge carries Railroad Avenue over the Clear River.
06/19/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today called on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to end the cruel and illegal attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as they seek protection from domestic, sexual...
06/19/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - A day after signing legislation to protect Rhode Island's Dreamers, Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued a declarative statement this morning saying that Rhode Island will not send the Rhode Island National Guard to the southern border to support the Trump Administration's policy of...
06/19/2018
Closure to take place from June 29 - July 1 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced a temporary weekend closure of Route 146 North and then Route 146 South, between the Route 104/Downtown Woonsocket exit and the Pound Hill Road exit in North...
06/19/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - At a State House ceremony this evening, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed into law H 7982 Sub B and S 2678 Sub A, legislation that protects Rhode Island Dreamers' ability to obtain drivers licenses. Rhode Island Dreamers with current or past DACA status will now be able to...
06/19/2018
On June 18, 2018 at 3:09 PM, Troopers arrested Ramon Castro, age 61, of 760 Atwells Avenue, Apartment 1, Providence, RI, on a Providence County Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Pre-Arraignment Conference on an original charge of Possession of Schedule I-V originating out of...