State Government Press Releases

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08/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Warwick man was sentenced in Kent County Superior Court to serve four years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) following his arrest in 2020 for assaulting a former girlfriend, causing serious injuries. Gregory Ward (...
08/13/2021
Proof of Vaccination or Regular Testing Required Today, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced that beginning next week all staff in the Office of the General Treasurer will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test result once per week,...
08/12/2021
On Friday night, August 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Route 104 at the Route 146 overpass in North Smithfield. During this time, RIDOT will remove a temporary bridge in the median that was used during the construction of a new bridge to...
08/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Portsmouth man pleaded to misdemeanor wage theft charges in Newport County District Court and was ordered to pay over $1,500 in unpaid wages to two former employees. Ronald Harnois (age 43), owner of Roharn Construction in...
08/12/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Fort Adams and King Park Beaches in Newport and Camp Watchaug in Charlestown for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through...
08/11/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid water recreation at Camp Hoffman in Kingston and Sachem Pond on Block Island due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. Blue-green algae can produce...
08/11/2021
To make the COVID-19 testing process as streamlined and efficient as possible, most fixed, State-run testing sites are now requiring appointments. Rhode Islanders can schedule a free test online at portal.ri.gov or by calling 401-222-8022. Insurance is accepted but not required. Making an...
08/11/2021
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 Thursday August 12th. The alert is being issued statewide. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...
08/11/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, and Senator Ana Quezada today held a ceremonial bill signing for legislation (2021-H 5929A, 2021-S 0484A) which will make doula services eligible for reimbursement through...
08/10/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends no swimming at Camp Watchaug in Charlestown due to high bacteria levels. RIDOH recommends re-opening Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor...