State Government Press Releases

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07/16/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Easton's Beach in Newport and Third Beach in Middletown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer. The status...
07/16/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising the public to avoid contact with the water in Stafford Pond in Tiverton. This advisory is being issued because high levels of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria,...
07/16/2020
Partners Pledge to Develop Action Plan to Cut Toxic Diesel Emissions PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Rhode Island is one of 15 states and the District of Columbia pledging to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for medium- and...
07/16/2020
Raimondo Announces $100 Million in Funds for State's Small Businesses Funds will support reopening and adaptation costs, fixed expense relief, and wraparound services Governor Gina Raimondo today announced $100 million in emergency financial support for Rhode Island's small businesses that...
07/16/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 12.4 percent in June, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The June rate was down 4.0 percentage points from the revised May rate of 16.4 percent. Last year the rate was 3.6 percent in June. ...
07/15/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will be coordinating a second, expanded round of serology testing in the coming weeks to better understand the prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among people in certain high-contact professions in Rhode Island. This effort is in...
07/15/2020
The extension is based on multiple factors to ensure a full vetting under the Hospital Conversions Act PROVIDENCE, RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and Rhode Island Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott announced today that they are extending the time for...
07/15/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that a former member of the Middletown Police Department was sentenced in Kent County Superior Court to serve 18 months at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) for fraudulently altering police records in order to help his...
07/15/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 35 mosquito samples from 22 traps set on Monday, June 22 and 138 samples from 22 traps set on Monday, June 29 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
07/15/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that a former member of the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) pleaded nolo contendere in Kent County Superior Court to misdemeanor charges stemming from conducting private business activities while on official duty. Lieutenant...