State Government Press Releases

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06/22/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Spring Lake in Burrillville for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. Fort Adams in Newport and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth remain closed...
06/22/2019
On June 21, 2019 at 8:45 AM, Members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Scituate Barracks arrested Brian McKay, age 48, of 466 Durfee Hill Road, Glocester, RI for an Affidavit Arrest Warrant for Simple Assault / Battery originating out the Scituate Barracks. The arrest was the result of a...
06/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening King Park Beach in Newport, Third Beach and Peabody's Beach in Middletown, and Grinnell's Beach in Tiverton since bacteria counts there have returned to acceptable levels. Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Spring Lake Beach in...
06/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of daytime road closures for a section of Lafayette Road where it passes underneath Route 4 in North Kingstown. Starting June 25, the closures will take place weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
06/21/2019
With the weather turning warmer and recreational activities on Rhode Island's lakes, ponds, and rivers increasing, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are reminding everyone to be on the lookout for harmful algae blooms on...
06/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Spring Lake in Burrillville for swimming because of high bacteria levels. This is the second closure of Spring Lake this season. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing...
06/21/2019
Starting Sunday night, June 23, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin a series of overnight temporary closures of Exit 22 B/C on I-95 North in Providence. The closures will continue Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., through late July. Motorists will follow...
06/21/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with Indie Cycle is hosting an e-waste collection event at Goddard Park today. What: E-waste Recycling Drop-off Where: Goddard Park Farmers Market 145 Ives Road, Warwick When: Friday,...
06/20/2019
Governor Gina Raimondo today joined with GMH Capital Partners, Wexford Science & Technology, and state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the River House apartments. Located at 1 Point Street in Providence, River House is the latest of the state's Rebuild Rhode Island projects to...
06/20/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth, Third Beach and Peabody's Beach in Middletown, and King Park in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to...