State Government Press Releases

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06/21/2018
Closure to take place from June 29 - July 1 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a weekend closure of Route 146 North and South, in sequence, in North Smithfield from Friday, June 29 at 9 p.m.- Sunday, July 1 at 10 a.m. The northbound side will...
06/21/2018
On June 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM, Troopers arrested Adam Chin, age 30, of 18 Bailey Street, East Providence, RI, for 1.) Reckless Driving, 2.) Disorderly Conduct, and 3.) Resisting Arrest. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Carding Lane in the Town of Johnston. The subject was...
06/21/2018
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Providence resident on drug trafficking and fugitive charges and the seizure of nearly two pounds of pure fentanyl, with a street value of $30,...
06/20/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding those looking to run for office in the State of Rhode Island that they must officially file a Declaration of Candidacy form on June 25, 26, or 27 by 4 p.m. in order to be eligible to appear on this year's ballot. "As Secretary of...
06/20/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Upon news that President Trump has signed an executive order ending the family separation policy, Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement calling on the Trump Administration to immediately reunite the families it tore apart because of the immoral, inhumane and...
06/20/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI- Below are remarks as prepared by Governor Raimondo for a press conference earlier today calling on President Trump to end the inhumane practice of ripping innocent children from their parents and placing them in foster homes around the country, thousands of miles from their families.
06/20/2018
On June 19, 2018 at 3:18 PM, Troopers arrested Michael Beaumier, age 53, of 51 Cambridge Street Providence, RI for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and or Drugs-B.A.C. Unknown 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test-1st Offense and 3.) Disorderly Conduct. The arrest was the result of...
06/19/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for Meadowlark, Inc. (located in Middletown) has been lifted. The system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because it lost pressure. Before consuming water from this system again, people should clean and...
06/19/2018
In a major win for consumers who were left financially unwhole by bad or unlicensed contractors, the General Assembly today passed legislation (H7443/S2607) filed at the request of Attorney General Kilmartin that distinguishes penalties for licensed contractors convicted of failing to comply with...
06/19/2018
On behalf of her Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined Health and Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane and the Task Force Co-Chairs, Tom Coderre, Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and Rebecca Boss, Directors of the...