State Government Press Releases

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05/18/2021
PROVIDENCE Environmental Police Officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are teaming up with boating safety advocates across the United States and Canada to promote safe and responsible boating and consistent life jacket wearing during National Safe Boating Week.
05/17/2021
The Complainant alleged the Housing Authority violated the OMA when it failed to post a physical copy of the notice for its December 30, 2020 meeting anywhere on the Housing Authority premises. The Housing Authority provided evidence that notice of the December 30 , 2020meeting was physically...
05/17/2021
WARWICK, RI - Governor Dan McKee joined Mayor Frank Picozzi, Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, and commercial quahoggers from the Rhode Island Shellfishermen's Association to kick off the 5th Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week. Quahog Week, which runs May 17 to May 23,...
05/17/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that Rhode Island's masking and social distancing requirements will be updated on Tuesday, May 18th to align with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They...
05/15/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On May 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM, Troopers arrested Keishon Brown, age 32, of 23 Hillard Street, Providence, Rhode Island for 1). An Affidavit Arrest Warrant for Forgery of Checks...
05/14/2021
Participating restaurants and markets across the state will offer specials featuring Rhode Island's favorite clam, and most valuable fishery resource harvested from Narragansett Bay WARWICK, RI - Governor Dan McKee joined Mayor Frank Picozzi, Department of Environmental Management Director...
05/14/2021
Starting on Sunday night, May 16, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close two ramps during overnight hours five nights at the I-95/Route 10 interchange in Cranston for bridge construction. This work will leave a rough driving surface on the ramps. The closures will...
05/14/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov At 11:47 AM, Troopers arrested Marques Younger, age 24, of 120 Summer Street, Apartment #3, Central Falls, RI for: 1) Domestic Simple Assault/Battery - 2nd Offense. The arrest...
05/13/2021
In advance of the summer tourism season, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that any clinically eligible person in Rhode Island will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of where they live. This policy change will take effect...
05/13/2021
Starting on Sunday night, May 16, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Route 6 at the Glenbridge Avenue Bridge in Providence for six consecutive nights. The closure will allow RIDOT to place steel beams across the highway for a new bridge deck that will be built next to...