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State Government Press Releases

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05/22/2024
Tri-County Community Action Agency has informed the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) that WIC services will no longer be available at their Johnston site, located at 126 Hartford Avenue, as of May 31st. WIC is a public health program through which families and children receive one-on-...
05/21/2024
CRANSTON, RI – The RI Department of State and the State Board of Elections co-hosted an operational tabletop exercise for local election officials on Friday, May 17, 2024. The tabletop exercise was facilitated by The Elections Group, a national training organization comprised of former election...
05/21/2024
Cranston, RI – This week, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) will host Public Assistance Applicant Briefings for the severe weather that occurred from January 9, 2024, to January 13, 2024. The briefings will provide detailed information on who can apply, how to apply, and what is...
05/21/2024
At 11:39 PM, Troopers arrested Eric Gipe, age 40, of 4 Redfern Street, North Providence, Rhode Island, for 1.) Fugitive from Justice for Failure to Appear, on the original charges of 1.) Controlled Drug Act, 2.) Disobeying an Officer, 3.) Operating With an Expired License, and 4.) Controlled Drug...
05/20/2024
Shannon Gormley of Central High School and Crystal Bozigian of North Providence High School Honored PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore today honored Shannon Gormley of Central High School and Crystal Bozigian of North Providence High School as the 2024 winners of the Rhode...
05/16/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the Cumberland High School pedestrian bridge to all foot traffic on May 20 for a long awaited refresh. RIDOT's plan is to paint the nine-foot-wide bridge Cumberland High School blue. Prior to painting, RIDOT will power wash the...
05/16/2024
Providence, R.I.—The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today applications have opened for the individual artist grant program, General Operating Support for Artists, and R.I.'s Teaching Artist Roster, a directory of approved arts educators. The Teaching Artist Roster is...
05/16/2024
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today its recommended grant awards of about $1.089 million to five Rhode Island-based arts and culture organizations. The allotment included $938,825 to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) to support arts programs, services and...
05/14/2024
State of Rhode Island Awarded Federal Disaster Declaration From Severe Weather in January 2024 Cranston, RI – On May 9, 2024, President Joseph Biden approved Rhode Island's request to include Public Assistance (PA) for the Major Disaster Declaration from the severe storms and flooding event...
05/13/2024
Last night, Sunday, May 12, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began changing the traffic pattern at the work zone on Route 138 where it passes underneath the Tower Hill Road (Route 1) Bridge in North Kingstown. The travel lanes on Route 138 East are now shifting to the left,...