State Government Press Releases

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02/24/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Pawtucket man was sentenced yesterday in Kent County Superior Court to serve four years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to possessing an illegal firearm while on probation from a previous conviction.
02/24/2021
The Rhode Island Pension Fund continues to build upon the success of the last year, when it closed out 2020 at an all-time high, surpassing $9 billion in assets for the first time in history. Despite market volatility in the month of January, the Rhode Island Pension Fund remained steady at nearly $
02/24/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On February 23, 2021 at 11:50 AM, Troopers arrested Heather Peterson, age 45, of 176 Central Avenue, Johnston, Rhode Island for an Affidavit and Arrest Warrant on the charges...
02/23/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that El Abuelito Cheese of Paterson, NJ is recalling all Queso Fresco (fresh, soft cheese) products, because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. As of February 11, 2021, the CDC reports seven people infected...
02/23/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters who requested a mail ballot for the March 2 statewide special election that all ballots must be received by the Board of Elections or placed in a secure elections drop box by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. Ballots...
02/23/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On February 22, 2021 at 9:30 AM, Troopers arrested Lumpini Baythavong, age 40, of 2 Appleton Avenue Apartment 1 Pawtucket, RI for 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance...
02/23/2021
Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, District B Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5608 or matthew.moynihan@risp.gov No arrests to...
02/22/2021
March is Youth Art Month, and as the month begins the RI Council on the Arts (RISCA) is partnering with arts educators throughout Rhode Island to kick off a national campaign to punctuate the ongoing value of arts education for pre-K-12 students. Entitled Arts ARE Education, the goal of this...
02/22/2021
As a result of severe weather that has affected distribution nationwide, certain COVID-19 vaccination appointments scheduled for 2/23 are getting rescheduled. A shipment of approximately 12,400 doses of Moderna vaccine to Rhode Island did not arrive today. The community clinics scheduled for...
02/22/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Cranston man was sentenced last week in Providence Superior Court to serve eight and a half years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Felix Castro (age 48)...