State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/06/2021
Starting on Monday night, August 9, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift travel lanes on both sides of Route 138 to the right, between the Newport Pell Bridge and the JT Connell Highway overpass, as part of the initial construction activities for the $74 million Pell...
08/06/2021
PROVIDENCE Ever wonder whooooo's flying around Rhode Island at night? Join DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island on August 12 for a virtual program on Rhode Island's owl species. DEM staff will be sharing information about our state's owls and the data...
08/05/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Pawtucket woman was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve a life sentence, plus 20 years, at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) for her role in the murder of Cheryl Smith in Pawtucket on New Year's Day in...
08/05/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that $3 million in matching grants is available to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout Rhode Island. The grant round is now open, with a deadline of October 29, 2021. Funding...
08/05/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Johnny Xaykosy (age 31) Providence, R.I. P1-2021-2390AG On July 28, 2021, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an...
08/05/2021
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today joined the Nonviolence Institute, Providence Police Captain Timothy O'Hara, Crime Victim Compensation Program recipient Nancy Camacho, program partners and community members in highlighting the Crime Victims Compensation Program, which provides support for...
08/04/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Larkin's Pond Beach Club in Kingston for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality data regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer....
08/04/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve five years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI), stemming from his 2019 arrest outside of a city nightclub for the illegal possession of a firearm.
08/04/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by Representatives Justine A. Caldwell, Susan Donovan, Carol Hagan McEntee, and Katherine S. Kazarian; Senators Gayle Goldin, Valarie J. Lawson, and V. Susan Sosnowski; House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi; Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio; and women'