State Government Press Releases

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03/25/2016
PROVIDENCE - As a special thank you to our supporters, organizers of Rhode Island's first Quahog Week are hosting a "wrap" party on Sunday evening in Providence. Over the course of the week, several events were held and 16 restaurants offered special menu selections to bring attention to the year-...
03/24/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up to give away 1,000 trees this spring; the Energy-Saving Trees Program helps homeowners conserve energy, reduce utility costs, and beautify their neighborhood. "We're happy to...
03/22/2016
DEM ANNOUNCES IMPROVEMENTS TO GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CAMPGROUND IN GLOCESTER Construction begins on new visitor facilities and amenities PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it has begun construction of new visitor facilities at George...
03/21/2016
PROVIDENCE As part of her continued efforts to support growth of the local food economy and in honor of Rhode Island's fishing heritage, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today declared March 21 27, 2016 Quahog Week in Rhode Island. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit joined state and food-...
03/18/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that Conditional Area B in Upper Narragansett Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise tomorrow; the opening comes three and one-half days earlier than anticipated. The shellfish closure began at noon on...
03/18/2016
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with Bonnie Plants and Dunn's Corners Elementary School, today announced Westerly third grader, Boone Bessette, is the Rhode Island winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program's "Best-In-State" Challenge. Bessette, who grew...
03/14/2016
PROVIDENCE - As part of a continued effort to support growth of the local food economy, Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, along with state and food-industry leaders, will kick off Rhode Island's first Quahog "Restaurant" Week on Monday, March 21, 2016 during a special launch...
02/22/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that Conditional Area A and Conimicut Triangle in Upper Narragansett Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise tomorrow; the opening comes four days earlier than anticipated. The shellfish closure began at...
01/19/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today deer hunting season at Black Rock/Rodman Hollow on Block Island is now open; the season runs through February 12. "We are proud to join the Town of New Shoreham to sponsor this annual hunt," said DEM...
01/19/2016
Nearly $400,000 to be invested in small businesses to foster innovation and growth of local food and agriculture PROVIDENCE - As part of its efforts to expand the green economy in Rhode Island and support working families, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced...