State Government Press Releases

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07/08/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins, including...
07/08/2020
On Thursday, July 9, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will install a lane split on Route 146 North and conduct a weekend closure of Route 104 as part of a $13.9 million design-build project to replace the structurally deficient Farnum Pike Bridge, which carries Route 146 over...
07/08/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors to provide outreach services and application assistance to individuals and families residing in Rhode Island who are eligible or may be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)....
07/08/2020
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today gathered with local and state leaders to celebrate the completion of the Gano Street Realignment Project in Providence. RIDOT substantially completed the $3.2 million project late last year, eight months ahead of...
07/08/2020
At 1:26 PM, Troopers arrested Vincent Gonzalez, age 29, of 52 Roger Williams Circle, Cranston RI for Failure to Appear for Determination of Attorney on the original charge of Domestic Assault by Strangulation originating out of the Cranston Police Department. This arrest was the result of a motor...
07/07/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers not to use hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV because of the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). The US Food and Drug Association (FDA) has recommended that Eskbiochem remove its hand sanitizer...
07/07/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, local small business owners were joined by Lt. Governor Dan McKee and other elected officials to announce the formation of the RI Small Business Coalition and a grassroots effort to encourage the State of Rhode Island to allocate at least 10 percent of its $1.25 billion...
07/07/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Meshanticut Pond in Meshanticut State Park, Cranston will receive a treatment to control infestations of invasive weeds including variable water milfoil, algae, fanwort, and sacred lotus this week.
07/07/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov No arrests to report.
07/07/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging three Rhode Island men with the murder of 19-year-old Berta Pereira-Roldan on September 29, 2019. The 20-count indictment against Marklyn Brown, Johnny Veng, and...