State Government Press Releases

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08/19/2021
Proof of Vaccination or Regular Testing Required for All Treasury Staff General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced today that, in the week since he announced the policy requiring staff in his office to either provide proof of vaccination or submit to regular testing, all of the 82 active staff...
08/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is providing the following schedule for an upcoming special election in Rhode Island Senate District 3 to fill former Senator Gayle Goldin's vacant seat. Senator Goldin resigned Tuesday to accept a position in the Biden-Harris administration....
08/18/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Robert Leeming (age 46) Middletown, R.I. P1-2021-2446ADV On August 5, 2021, the Providence County Grand Jury returned...
08/18/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Statement from the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General on the release of body camera video and ongoing investigation into an incident involving the arrest of three juveniles on July 9, 2021: "Consistent with Office policy and guidance from the Supreme Court Ethics...
08/18/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Nonprofits on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 crisis have been awarded another $380,000 in grants in the final phases of the RI Gives Vax Challenge. The funding was triggered as a result of to the 25,000+ Rhode Islanders who got vaccinated since the program was...
08/18/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing today that all employees, interns, and volunteers in RIDOH-licensed healthcare facilities and all RIDOH-licensed healthcare providers must receive their final dose of COVID-19 vaccine by October 1, 2021, effective August 18th. "The...
08/17/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Rhode Island Department of Education, and community partners have coordinated more than 100 back-to-school and community-based COVID-19 clinics between early August and mid-September. With the rise in the Delta variant...
08/17/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Brad Rochford (age 41) West Warwick, R.I. K1-2021-0481A On August 16, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment...
08/17/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve four years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI), following a months-long joint investigation by the Providence Police Department; Bureau of Alcohol,
08/16/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Representative Jacquelyn Baginski, Senator Hanna Gallo, Representative Robert Craven, and Senator Frank Lombardi today ceremonially signed into law two pieces of legislation to support local restaurants. The first...