State Government Press Releases

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05/26/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that its seasonal 24-hour Bay Line telephone information line is now open. The Bay Line number, 222-8888, is toll-free within the state. New to the program this year is the option for members of the public to...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today signed into law the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, legalizing and safely regulating recreational adult-use cannabis in the state. The Act includes automatic expungement of prior civil or criminal marijuana possession charges, a key provision in the Governor's...
05/25/2022
In connection with the J. M. Smucker Co. Jif peanut butter recall announced earlier this week, 11 store-prepared items are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination These products include Readymeals PB & Trail Mix Snacks, which were sold at Shaw's and Star Market locations in...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is cautioning the public not to assume that finding a baby animal means it needs to be rescued during the late spring and summer, as this is fawning season. A fawn (baby deer) lying on the ground hidden in grass or...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Following yesterday's senseless shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Governor Dan McKee renewed a call for immediate action on crucial gun safety legislation in Rhode Island and at the federal level. "Too many lives have been tragically cut short by senseless...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI - In accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Governor Dan McKee has directed U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on May 28, 2022 in memory of the victims...
05/24/2022
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is seeking public comment on intent to issue a Categorical Exclusion. The Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health has reviewed for approval the request by the Pascoag Utility District for a Categorical Exclusion determination for proposed...
05/23/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif peanut butter products due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. The recalled products...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE Continuing a practice it began several years ago, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has opened two state surf beaches Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler, both located in Narragansett before the traditional start of the summer...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday, May 21st. The alert is being issued statewide due to elevated ground-level ozone concentrations. Fine particles...