State Government Press Releases

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02/23/2015
During the summer of 1862, Rhode Island Governor William Sprague IV proposed the formation of a "colored regiment" to aid the Union's war effort. African Americans from across the northeast wrote to Governor Sprague offering to serve. The 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery was established the...
02/17/2015
Voters in Central Falls will participate in a citywide election this Thursday, February 19, and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea urges all eligible voters to get out and vote. Voters across the city will have the opportunity to choose between two candidates vying for the position of City...
02/13/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State of State Nellie M. Gorbea is warning Rhode Island business owners not to be misled by an email solicitation from "Rhode Island Corporate Compliance (RICC)." "The email cites the Revised Model Business Corporations Act which requires corporations to keep...
02/05/2015
150 years ago this April, the Confederate army surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia signaling the end of the Civil War and the start of a new chapter in our nation's collective identity. A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives commemorates the 150th anniversary of the end of the...
02/03/2015
Voters in Central Falls' fifth City Council ward will participate in a non-partisan primary this Thursday, February 5, and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea urges all eligible voters to vote. "I am committed to ensuring that every Rhode Islander who is eligible to vote has every opportunity...
02/02/2015
Two Voter ID Card events scheduled for today in Central Falls have been cancelled. The events, scheduled to take place at 10AM at Wilfred Manor, 466 Hunt Street, and at 1:30PM at Progreso Latino, 626 Broad Street, will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information visit sos.ri.gov/...
01/28/2015
Voters in Central Falls will go to the polls in February to elect two new city council members. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is providing several opportunities for voters in that city who do not currently have a valid photo ID to obtain a FREE Voter ID Card provided by the Department of...
01/20/2015
"I was saddened to learn of Sister Ann Keefe's passing. Sister Ann was an inspiration to me. She was a community builder. A public servant and a leader who challenged us to care for others as our own. She contributed immensely to improving the lives of all Rhode Islanders. I am grateful for her...
12/18/2014
Mollis' action brings Hearing Process to a close with "statutory maximum fine permitted in this matter" Providence, RI – Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, today, sent a letter to Hearing Officer (Attorney) Louis DeSimone adopting Mr. DeSimone's findings that Mr. Thomas Zaccagnino "did...
11/25/2014
Providence, RI -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will light the 2014 State House Christmas tree on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the State House rotunda. The 15' Fraser Fir was donated by Sarah Partyka of The Farmer's Daughter...