State Government Press Releases

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08/22/2019
One-Week Closure Starts Monday, August 26 Starting Monday, August 26, through Friday, August 30, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), is scheduled to close the Nanaquaket Pond Bridge, between Bridgeport Road and Highland Road, on Route 77 (Main Road) in...
08/22/2019
The Rhode Island of Department Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. There are currently no Rhode Island licensed beaches under swimming advisories. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality...
08/22/2019
Arrests are a Result of Information Obtained during Operation Level Playing Field, a Multi-day Effort Targeting Illegal Striped Bass Fishing Activity PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) today announced the arrest of...
08/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the beach season. The status of a beach may change as new data...
08/21/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with Indie Cycle is hosting an e-waste collection event at Goddard Park. What: E-Waste Recycling Drop-off Where: Goddard Park, Farmers' Market, 145 Ives Road, Warwick When: Friday, August 23, 9 AM ...
08/21/2019
In light of recent increases in opioid overdose-related emergency department visits, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is cautioning all Rhode Islanders that law enforcement is reporting an increase in the circulation of counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl. Hospitals in Rhode...
08/21/2019
Information gathered from online survey will help inform the RI 2020 State Forest Action Plan PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is conducting an online survey this month to gather public input on issues related to state forests. Feedback will be used to inform...
08/21/2019
Earlier today, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, joined by Colonel James M. Manni of the Rhode Island State Police and Colonel Daniel J. Barzykowski of the Central Falls Police Department, provided an update on the status of the investigation into the incident that took place at the Wyatt...
08/21/2019
On August 21, 2019 at 1:47 AM, Troopers arrested Michael Cotoia, age 22, of 3 Jean Drive, Greenville RI for 1) Driving Under the Influence of Liquor and or Drugs B.A.C. Unknown and 2) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Hartford Avenue in...
08/20/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Surfer's End at Sachuest Beach in Middletown for swimming because of high bacteria levels, and re-opening YMCA Camp Watchaug and Burlingame Picnic Area in Charlestown since bacteria counts there have returned to acceptable levels.