State Government Press Releases

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10/14/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed one new positive finding of West Nile Virus (WNV). The finding was detected in a mosquito...
10/14/2021
EAST GREENWICH, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea convened the inaugural meeting of the Rhode Island Semiquincentennial (RI 250th) Commission yesterday at the Varnum Memorial Armory in East Greenwich. The goals of the RI 250th Commission are to promote Rhode Island's unique role in the...
10/14/2021
Treasurer Magaziner uses the influence of the state's $10.4 billion pension fund to compel companies to adopt more responsible corporate practices on climate change, workers' rights, corporate diversity and other key issues Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today issued an...
10/14/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announces the start of the 2021-2022 pheasant stocking program. DEM stocks pheasants to provide public hunting opportunities on select management areas throughout Rhode Island with stocking occurring twice weekly at...
10/13/2021
Governor Dan McKee kicked off Rhode Island's annual flu vaccination campaign today by urging all eligible Rhode Islanders to get vaccinated to keep themselves and their loves ones as healthy and safe as possible this flu season. Lieutenant Governor Matos was vaccinated at the event, which was...
10/13/2021
Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today joined with state and local leaders to break ground on the $78 million Washington Bridge North project. It will...
10/12/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Maple Island Inc. is recalling three lots of the Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal that it manufactures for Walmart. This baby cereal was sold online and at Walmart locations nationwide, including Walmart locations in Rhode...
10/08/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid water recreation at Roger Williams Park ponds in Providence due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. At this time, blooms are known to be present...
10/07/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Warwick Pond in Warwick due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals.
10/07/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has approved the Filterra® — a proprietary stormwater treatment device that uses regionally acceptable trees or shrubs typically housed in a concrete box to filter and treat stormwater runoff — for use as a water quality...