State Government Press Releases

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07/20/2020
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is seeking public comment on the amended FY 2020 DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND PROJECT PRIORITY LIST The Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health has developed the draft amended Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Drinking Water State Revolving...
07/21/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels for Washington and Newport Counties during the afternoon and into the evening on Monday, July 20th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...
07/18/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Third Beach in Middletown for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer. The status of a...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff in memory of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the date of his internment. "With the passing of Congressman John...
07/17/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Easton's Beach in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. Third Beach in Middletown remains closed for swimming because bacteria counts are still too high. RIDOH will continue to monitor and...
07/17/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has been made aware by a private laboratory of 113 false positive COVID-19 test results for Rhode Islanders. This means that these 113 people were told that their results were positive when they were actually negative. Located in New York, this...
07/17/2020
"Rhode Island voters deserve a clear answer on this issue; my office will not be sending mail ballot applications to all voters for the September 8 primary. The lack of timely and unified action on this issue, as well as Rhode Island's burdensome requirement for voters to have two witnesses or a...
07/17/2020
With parking reduced by 75% at Misquamicut and Scarborough state beaches and a heat wave in the forecast, state and local law enforcement agencies are bracing for a busy weekend. Packed beaches since the start of summer have worsened traffic and illegal parking in Narragansett, South Kingstown,...
07/28/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI– In recognition of today's deadline for the submission of draft school reopening plans to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and in response to the White House's rejection of science in their school decision-making, Governor Gina Raimondo, Education Commissioner Angé...
07/17/2020
"As an advocate of early in-person voting since taking office in 2015, I am pleased to see the General Assembly passed legislation that will allow Rhode Islanders to securely cast their ballots into a voting machine at their city or town hall up to 20 days before an election. This measure will...