State Government Press Releases

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05/26/2022
Updates provided on COVID-19 booster dose availability and recommendations CDC Community Levels The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the COVID-19 community levels for Rhode Island's counties. The areas that had been designated as "high" Bristol County, Kent...
05/26/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off of the summer beach season, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging residents to buy their state beach parking pass well in advance of their visit. Beaches passes can be purchased by visiting the DEM website.
05/26/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor Dan McKee announced six awards totaling close to $1.5 million to the dedicated service providers addressing the homelessness crisis in Rhode Island. These grants are part of the Governor's Rhode Island Rebounds initiative and funded through American Rescue Plan Act (
05/26/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator and Senior Counselor to the President, Dr. Ashish Jha, to announce a new federally-supported Test-to-Treat site opening in Rhode Island, making the State and its partners the first in the nation to stand up...
05/26/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that its seasonal 24-hour Bay Line telephone information line is now open. The Bay Line number, 222-8888, is toll-free within the state. New to the program this year is the option for members of the public to...
05/26/2022
At 10:14 AM, Troopers arrested Elijah Matthews, age 21, of 326 Plain Street, Floor 2, Providence, Rhode Island on an Affidavit & Arrest Warrant for Simple Assault originating out of the Providence Police Department. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 95 in the City of...
05/26/2022
At 10 :20 PM, Troopers arrested Post Theul, age 42, of Gaunt Drive, Cranston, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving Under the Influence B.A.C Unknown 1st Offense. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on East Street in the City of Cranston. The subject was transported to the Lincoln Woods...
05/26/2022
At 9:33 PM, Troopers arrested Jessica Botelho age, 34, of 146 Stewart Street, Apt.#2 of Fall River, MA for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor/Drugs (Blood pending), 2.) License or Permit Required for Carrying a Pistol, 3.) Carrying a Weapon While Intoxicated. The arrest was the...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today signed into law the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, legalizing and safely regulating recreational adult-use cannabis in the state. The Act includes automatic expungement of prior civil or criminal marijuana possession charges, a key provision in the Governor's...
05/25/2022
In connection with the J. M. Smucker Co. Jif peanut butter recall announced earlier this week, 11 store-prepared items are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination These products include Readymeals PB & Trail Mix Snacks, which were sold at Shaw's and Star Market locations in...