State Government Press Releases

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01/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is notifying the public that the section of the Blackstone River Bikeway underneath the Manville Bridge in Lincoln running in the South-North direction will be closed from January 18 through January 22 to allow the Rhode Island...
01/15/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Kyle Williams (age 32) North Providence, RI P1-2021-0168AG On January 11, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an...
01/14/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI -- The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office and National Grid are once again warning electric and gas customers to be vigilant of potential scammers posing as bill collectors trying to take advantage of them. Over the past week, there has been an increase in reported scam attempts...
01/14/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is seeking proposals from qualified farmers to purchase a 10-acre agricultural parcel in South Kingstown. A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued this week through the Farmland Access Program, a voluntary program approved by voters...
01/14/2021
No arrests to report.
01/14/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have completed their final 2020 monitoring and evaluation of blue-green algae conditions in affected freshwater sites. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, can produce toxins...
01/14/2021
Media Contact: Captain Matthew M. Moynihan, District "B" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5608 or rispdps@risp.gov On January 14, 2021, at 12:35AM, Troopers arrested Sherry Rivers, age 50, for Possession of Firearm without a License. This arrest was the result of a motor vehicle...
01/13/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Charlestown man was sentenced on January 7, 2021 in Washington County Superior Court to serve 12 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after being found guilty of first-degree sexual assault stemming from a 2015...
01/13/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. In January 2020, Governor Gina M. Raimondo called for Rhode Island to become the first state in the nation to meet 100% of its electricity demand with renewables by 2030. Now, a new report issued by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) details analysis and pathways...
01/13/2021
The annual report by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on highway safety laws and enforcement across the United States puts Rhode Island among the top states in the country for highway safety, tying with New York as the top state in the organization's 2021 Roadmap of State Highway Safety...