State Government Press Releases

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11/19/2021
As part of its ongoing bridge replacement project for the structurally deficient Louisquisset Pike Bridge in Lincoln, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will now shift Route 146 northbound traffic from its temporary alignment to the newly built replacement bridge on Tuesday night,
11/19/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recommend lifting the recreational advisories at Slack Reservoir in Smithfield/Johnston, Sachem Pond in New Shoreham (Block Island), and Worden Pond in South Kingstown. The recreational...
11/18/2021
New ramp provides first-ever direct highway connection; eliminates decades-old detour through Olneyville Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, and...
11/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee has appointed Peter Slom to the Rhode Island Parole Board. Slom is the first formerly-incarcerated individual to be named to the Parole Board. He recently served as an Associate Director for the Department of Children, Youth & Families. "The members of...
11/18/2021
PROVIDENCE Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos and Providence City Councilman Nicholas Narducci helped a crew from the Department of Environmental Management's Freshwater Fisheries team stock Canada Pond in Providence's North End today. Species included largemouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseed...
11/18/2021
Pension Fund earns more than $2.28 billion over the last year The Rhode Island pension fund continued its strong performance, finishing the month of October 2021 with a new all-time high of approximately $10.64 billion after earning more than $2.28 billion over the last year. "Strong...
11/18/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in October, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The October rate was up two-tenths of a percentage point from the September rate of 5.2 percent. Last year the rate was 7.3 percent in October. ...
11/17/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced a series of staff appointments in the Office of the Governor. Kim Ahern, previously Director of Policy, will assume the role of Deputy Chief of Staff, previously occupied by Joseph Almond, who is now serving as Senior Deputy Chief of Staff. ...
11/17/2021
In advance of holiday gatherings and the height of flu season in Rhode Island, State health and hospital officials gathered today to again urge the public to only go to emergency departments for health issues that require emergency care. Hospital emergency departments in Rhode Island continue to...
11/17/2021
As part of its ongoing $265 million Providence Viaduct Northbound project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will implement new lane shifts for portions of I-95 North and South in Providence beginning on Friday night, November 19. All lanes of travel on I-95 North under the...