State Government Press Releases

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05/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Long days, warm weather, and outdoor fun are on the horizon. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting lots of fun, nature-based educational programs this summer. From clamming days and fly tying to bird walks and...
05/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that under the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Rhode Island school districts and other eligible school bus operators and contractors can apply to begin replacing their fleets of school buses with clean, American-made,
05/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 30, in observation of Memorial Day. Flags should return to full-staff at noon. Governor McKee also released the...
05/27/2022
In connection with the J. M. Smucker Co. Jif peanut butter recall announced earlier this week, additional products containing this peanut better are being recalled. - Fudgeamentals is recalling fudge made with Jif peanut butter, packaged in 8 oz. plastic containers and 16 oz. plastic trays....
05/27/2022
Patricia Watwood chosen from a field of 350 applicants The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced that former Governor Gina M. Raimondo has selected Patricia Watwood, of Brooklyn, N.Y., to paint her official gubernatorial portrait. Chosen from a field of 350 applicants,...
05/27/2022
With the weather turning warmer and recreational activities on lakes, ponds, and rivers set to increase, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are reminding all Rhode Islanders to be on the lookout for harmful algae blooms.
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...