State Government Press Releases

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08/24/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 101 mosquito pools, or samples, from 32 traps set statewide during the week of August 12 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 239 pools collected...
08/24/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that effective today, it will assume maintenance and operations of the Wickford Junction commuter rail station in North Kingstown. The move will not only streamline facility operations but also achieve an estimated 10-year savings of $...
08/24/2015
Cranston, RI—The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in conjunction with the Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers (RIAEM) and the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) will host a two-day Annual Preparedness Conference on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 through Wednesday,...
08/24/2015
The gallery spaces at the Block Island Airport and T.F. Green Airport are accepting art submissions for their 2016 exhibitions. The gallery program, which includes Block Island Airport Gallery and GREEN SPACE, is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that promotes...
08/24/2015
Position: Animal Control Officer Job Number: 714038 Employer: City of Cranston Location: Cranston, RI $37,421 to $46,607 per year (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Technical Documentation Specialist Job Number: 712564 ...
08/23/2015
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of an Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) – Minimum Security inmate after he failed to return from his work release assignment in North Providence. On...
08/21/2015
The DPS violated the APRA when it failed to provide redacted documents responsive to the Town's APRA request. The Town sought documents concerning a particular investigation but the DPS denied the request indicating that the disclosure "could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted...
08/21/2015
The Department of Health and Office of Drinking Water Quality ("DOH" and "DWQ") violated that APRA when it failed to timely respond to the Complainant's APRA request dated April 2, 2014. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-7. We have concerns whether the DOH and DWQ's violation amount to a "knowing and...
08/21/2015
The Department of Public Safety did not violate the APRA when it did not provide copies of incident reports relating its investigation into a particularly identifiable individual concerning allegations of child pornography. Considering the totality of the circumstances, the disclosure "could...
08/21/2015
On October 10, 2014, an attorney submitted an APRA request to the City of Pawtucket ("City"). Pursuant to that request, some documents were provided and other documents were denied. Thereafter, the attorney, acting on behalf of his client, filed an APRA complaint alleging that the City's denial...