State Government Press Releases

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08/18/2018
On August 17, 2018 at 11:11PM, Troopers arrested Monica Beaumont, age 40, of 31 Pettis Drive, Warwick, RI for 1.) Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for Fraudulent Checks out of the Warren Police Department, 2.) Second District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment out of the...
08/17/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH also recommends closing Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield...
08/17/2018
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...
08/17/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding those eligible voters looking to vote by mail ahead of the September 12 primary, that they have until August 22 to file their mail ballot application. New and of note this year, voters casting their ballot by mail will not have...
08/17/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the Paw Sox move to Worcester: "The departure of the Paw Sox marks a missed opportunity for economic development in the Blackstone Valley. I have great respect and admiration for Mayor Grebien and the local leaders who...
08/17/2018
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force arrested a Providence resident early today...
08/17/2018
Complainant presented no evidence that he had been aggrieved by the allegation that minutes had not been timely posted to the Secretary of State's website and presented no evidence that he had been aggrieved by other alleged deficiencies in the minutes. See Graziano v. Rhode Island Lottery...
08/17/2018
Naturalist program offers up-close look at native marine life PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the aquarium at Beavertail State Park will open for the season starting next week. To mark the opening, DEM is hosting 'Bioluminescence Night'...
08/17/2018
The Fire District violated the OMA when it failed to post supplemental notice for its February 2018 meeting on the Secretary of State's website. There was no evidence the Fire District willfully or knowingly violated the OMA, and in fact, the Fire District posted its supplemental notice for the...
08/17/2018
Governor Gina Raimondo, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today joined with the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly to celebrate the reopening of the Westerly Train Station in downtown Westerly.