State Government Press Releases

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07/23/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 3:30 PM, Troopers arrested Lora Wandras, age 71, of 96 South Main Street, Coventry, RI for: 1) Soliciting Another to Commit a Crime 2) Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses (Over $1500) 3) Exploitation of an Elder....
07/22/2019
A coalition of 50 Attorneys General, comprising 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has reached a settlement with Equifax resulting from an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. While consumers will receive up to $425 million in claims in the settlement,
07/22/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that due to forecasted inclement weather, tonight's 'Bioluminescence Night' at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 24. The event will include an outdoor viewing of the movie...
07/22/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- In accordance with a presidential proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in memory of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. The flags will remain at...
07/22/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Lower and Upper Ponds in Warwick 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 of a...
07/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday, July 20th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations, with highest...
07/19/2019
PROVIDENCE With summer in full swing, the harvest of July yields an abundance of fresh, colorful, and locally-grown produce that is now available for purchase at farmers' markets and roadside stands throughout the state. From now through late October, farmers' markets in state parks managed...
07/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Today, Governor Raimondo released the following statement on Providence public schools: "Over the past few weeks, Commissioner Infante-Green has listened to hundreds of parents, students, educators and community members as they've shared their experiences with Providence Public...
07/19/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 1:45 AM, Troopers arrested Jeanine Audette, age 39, of 568 Willow Street, 2nd Floor, Woonsocket, RI for: 1) Rhode Island State Police Finical Crimes Affidavit Arrest Warrant for Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance...
07/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order announcing that the 31st Governor's Bay Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The day includes family-friendly activities and free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as fishing in Rhode...