State Government Press Releases

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08/10/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI With an increased rate of COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is announcing several updates to Department of State protocols to ensure the continued safety of staff and the public. Rhode Island's rate of community transmission is currently "high"...
08/10/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 229 mosquito samples from 49 traps set statewide between July 20 and July 27 have tested negative by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
08/10/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening YMCA Camp Fuller in South Kingstown for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season....
08/08/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Scarborough State Beach South for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. Scarborough State Beach North remains open. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe...
08/08/2021
At 9:30 pm, Troopers arrested Edy O. Vargas, age 50, of 7 Octavia Street Apartment B, Providence, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs BAC Unknown First Offense and 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test First Offense. This arrest was the...
08/06/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Scarborough State Beach South 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 season. The status of a beach may...
08/06/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Barney Pond in Smithfield. The advisory related to high levels of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria,...
08/06/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing one South Kingstown beach and five Newport beaches for swimming because of high bacteria levels: YMCA Camp Fuller in South Kingstown Fort Adams State Park Beach in Newport Kings Park Beach in Newport Gooseberry Beach in...
08/06/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Slack Reservoir in Greenville (spans Smithfield and Johnston town line), Wenscott Reservoir in North Providence, and Sachem Pond on Block Island...
08/06/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the spotted lanternfly (SLF), an exotic pest that targets various plants and trees, has been detected for the first time in Rhode Island. Native to Asia, SLF is most commonly associated with "Tree of Heaven" (Ailanthus...