State Government Press Releases

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12/04/2015
Current Narragansett Police Chief Assumes Mantle Next Month PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced today Dean Hoxsie, the current Chief of the Narragansett Police Department, has been hired to lead its Division of Law Enforcement, effective next month....
11/05/2015
A Total of $244,109 Will Be Invested to Support Specialty Crop Production and Sales in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of farm viability grants to six Rhode Island-based groups working to support local farmers; the grants, totaling $...
10/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement would like to speak with anyone who has pertinent information or video related to a fatal boating collision that occurred last month in the waters off Westerly near Napatree Point. On September 22, 2015,...
10/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - In advance of the winter season, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding state agencies, municipalities and businesses to begin planning for potential snow disposal sites. Finding a suitable place to store the snow collected from roadways, parking...
10/20/2015
Innovative Program Attracts Treatment Operators From Across the State PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it will host its popular Wastewater Management Boot Camp again this year. The first-of-its-kind program is a model nationally, adapted...
10/13/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 81 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide on September 28 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Due to negligible numbers of...
10/08/2015
Some 6,600 hatchery-raised trout stocked in ponds and rivers throughout state. Just in time for Columbus Day weekend, the Department of Environmental Management announced it is stocking ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with some 6,600 brown and brook trout. "Fishing is a popular outdoor...
10/07/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 83 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide on September 21 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Last week DEM reported that a sample...
10/07/2015
NARRAGANSETT, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District are working together to complete a repair project at the popular Camp Cronin Fishing Area and overlook site at Point Judith in Narragansett. Hurricane Sandy...
10/07/2015
New Rules Go Into Effect Tomorrow for Pet Shops and Other Licensed Sheltering Facilities PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced Rhode Island is the first state in New England to adopt detailed housing and care standards for animal care facilities licensed...