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State Government Press Releases

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07/19/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Ginny B's Campground in Foster and re-opening Barrington Town Beach in Barrington. This opening and closure are related to bacteria counts in the water. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor...
07/19/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today is recognizing the Newport Festivals Foundation (NFF) for ensuring that the upcoming productions of its world-renowned concerts, Newport Folk and Newport Jazz, will be sustainable events this summer. NFF undertook a rigorous process to earn a green...
07/19/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that Rhode Island's Office of Energy Resources (OER) will be receiving a combined total of $6.6 million in federal funding from the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant Program ($3.4 million) and the...
07/19/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing several beaches because of high bacteria levels: - Goddard Park, in Warwick - Oakland Beach, in Warwick - City Park Beach, in Warwick - Conimicut Beach, in Warwick - Barrington Town Beach, in Barrington - Warren...
07/14/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Burlingame State Park Picnic Area in Charlestown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. Ginny B's Campground in Foster has re-opened for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to...
07/14/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Blackamore Pond in Cranston and Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms in the ponds. Blue-green algae...
07/14/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is informing users of the East Bay Bike Path that a stretch of the path in Riverside will be closed for about three hours on the morning of Monday, July 17, for a paving repair project weather permitting. The bike...
07/13/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria levels. Oakland Beach and Conimicut Beach in Warwick are re-opened for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to...
07/13/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) is announcing the much-anticipated publication of The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Rhode Island, a rich account of the data captured in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island (URI)...
07/12/2023
Arts and cultural activities to be supported throughout Rhode Island Providence, RI –The Governor and R.I. State Council on the Arts announced today 138 grants totaling $828,328 were awarded throughout Rhode Island to arts and culture organizations, individual artists and schools. Some of the...