State Government Press Releases

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09/26/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Westerly Town Council ("Town Council") violated the Open Meetings Act ("OMA") when it met outside the public purview on or before November 26, 2018 for the purpose of selecting the president of the Town Council. The submitted evidence established that three of the...
09/26/2019
Complainants alleged that the Jamestown Board of Canvassers ("Board") violated the OMA when it met outside the public purview to discuss suggesting that a certain entity attempt to "cure" signatures submitted in a petition drive. The Board conceded that a string of conversations between certain...
09/26/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Office of the Child Advocate ("OCA") violated the APRA when it failed to respond to her APRA request and when it failed to establish written procedures regarding access to public records. The OCA conceded that it failed to respond to Complainant's APRA request...
09/26/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the start of the first phase of the Lafayette Road Bridge replacement project this weekend. Lafayette Road Bridge carries Route 4 over Lafayette Road in North Kingstown, located between the Exit 3/Route 102 interchange...
09/26/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Pascoag Fire District ("Fire District") failed to timely post meeting minutes for two meetings. The Fire District acknowledged its failure to post meeting minutes for its December 10, 2018 and January 14, 2019 meetings. This conduct violated the OMA. See R.I. Gen....
10/09/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Following Governor Raimondo's executive action yesterday, education, civic, and community leaders across the state are speaking out in support of regulating flavored e-cigarettes. Here's what they're saying: "My peers started using e-cigs because of flavors and they continue to...
09/25/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- In response to the growing public health crisis of e-cigarette use among young people in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed an Executive Order directing the Department of Health to establish emergency regulations prohibiting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The...
09/25/2019
PROVIDENCE The second round of aerial mosquito treatments will likely begin tonight, September 25, depending on weather conditions, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today. Whether the two spraying zones one surrounding...
09/25/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Rachana Senghirann (age 23), of Attleboro, MA, pleaded nolo contendere in Providence County Superior Court on September 22, 2019 to two felony counts. Senghirann was sentenced to five years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions for a...
09/24/2019
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today (DOR) released its FY 2020 Revenue Assessment Report for August 2019. The Revenue Assessment Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the adjusted general revenues by revenue source on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly...