State Government Press Releases

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10/06/2022
Starting tonight, Thursday night, October 6, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift traffic using the Atwells Avenue on-ramp to I-95 North onto the new I-95 Northbound Providence Viaduct Bridge. This is the last in a series of shifts to transition traffic to the new...
10/05/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is identifying Justin Harvey, 36, of Narragansett, as the decedent in a kayaking accident that took place in Narragansett on Oct. 1. A fisherman found Mr. Harvey's body on a stretch of sand just east of Roger Wheeler...
10/05/2022
CRANSTON, R.I. – At yesterday's meeting of the Rhode Island Board of Elections, the Board voted unanimously to adopt a new written protocol for the proofing and testing of ExpressVote machines prior to the November 8th general election and early voting period, which begins on October 19th. ...
10/04/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that the emergency closure of the western side of Upper Narragansett Bay shellfish Area A is ending at sunrise tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 5. The emergency closure was for waters west of a line extending from...
10/04/2022
Providence, RI—The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today applications are now open for a new grant program that supports R.I.'s existing arts workforce development programs for arts and culture organizations, culturally specific organizations and secondary schools. The...
10/04/2022
Governor Dan McKee today announced that a major life sciences development project is moving forward in the State's Innovation and Design District on the former I-195 land. The 212,000 square foot, seven-story building will house a new public health lab for the State of Rhode Island, while also...
10/04/2022
WOONSOCKET, RI – Governor Dan McKee today praised private businesses, state agencies, donors and the General Assembly for their collaboration and contributions that led to the creation of the new Woonsocket Education Center before snipping the giant ribbon signaling the official opening. "Our...
10/04/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that a major life sciences development project is moving forward in the state's Innovation and Design District on the former I-195 land. The 212,000 square foot, 7-story building will house a new public health lab for the State of Rhode Island,...
10/04/2022
Providence, RI— The R.I. State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the R.I. Council for the Humanities have partnered to celebrate Arts and Humanities Month in October. The councils will host programs that explore how arts, culture and the humanities build a vibrant future through community, education,
10/03/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will slide the new Glenbridge Avenue Bridge into place on Tuesday, October 4 starting at 9 p.m., one day ahead of schedule. This will require a full closure of Route 6 between the Killingly Street and Harford Avenue exits from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.