State Government Press Releases

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05/13/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. Beginning on Sunday, May 23, 2021, Rhode Island will once again require unemployment insurance recipients to be actively searching for suitable work, the Department of Labor and Training (DLT) announced. The work search requirement, a long-standing component of the unemployment...
05/12/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays only, weather permitting, from Saturday, May 15 until Memorial Day to accommodate early beachgoers. State beaches will...
05/12/2021
Change in traffic pattern to improve safety at the end of the highway near Natick Avenue As part of its $3 million safety improvement project for Route 37 westbound close to its intersection with Natick Avenue in Cranston, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)...
05/12/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred late yesterday afternoon in Greenwich Bay off the City of Warwick. A 23' sailboat took on water and sunk, and two victims were recovered and were...
05/12/2021
Latest NEA funds to assist the vital arts economy and post-pandemic revitalization The RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and three arts organizations will receive $929,800 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). NEA's fiscal year 2021 partnership agreement grants address...
05/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Portsmouth man was arraigned in Newport County District Court yesterday on charges stemming from his failure to pay wages to two former employees in 2018. Ronald Harnois (age 43), owner of Roharn Construction in Portsmouth,...
05/14/2021
This afternoon, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner applauded the passage of House Bill No. 5491 to ensure all Rhode Island high school students have access to personal finance education by the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The bill was introduced at the request of the Treasurer.
05/11/2021
Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that parents and guardians can now register children 12 to 15 years of age to get vaccinated against COVID-19. This follows the announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday granting an...
05/11/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health today announced the administration of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island. The announcement took place at Rhode Island Hospital where the first shot was administered on December 14, 2020. "The 1...
05/11/2021
Starting on Sunday night, May 16, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will implement new lane closures on city streets in Providence related to the ongoing $265 million Providence Viaduct Northbound Project, which is rebuilding 10 bridges along with the nearly 1,300-foot long I-...