State Government Press Releases

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05/05/2022
PROVIDENCE Governor Dan McKee and The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it has awarded $75,000 in grants to seven communities and private businesses that own and/or operate pump-out facilities that help boaters with properly disposing of sewage. The grants,
05/04/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The McKee Administration has recognized 26 state and quasi-government agencies, municipalities, and public schools for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements at its Fifth Annual Lead by Example Clean Energy Awards ceremony. In 2021, Governor Dan McKee...
05/04/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it is actively recruiting to hire the remainder of its summertime workforce. Every year, DEM recruits lifeguards, park rangers, facilities attendants, and other key staff to fill seasonal employment...
05/04/2022
Starting tomorrow night, Thursday, May 5, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will change the traffic pattern on the Atwells Avenue Bridge over I-95 in Providence, closing one of the two eastbound travel lanes and shifting it to the right side of the bridge. The current...
05/04/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today issued the following statement regarding last night's Senate vote confirming Maria E. Cimini as Director of the Office of Healthy Aging (OHA). "Maria Cimini has the compassion to advocate for older Rhode Islanders and adults with disabilities, the skill...
05/03/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Exit 1B-C to Taunton Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway on I-195 East in East Providence on Thursday night, May 5 for bridge joint repairs. The closure will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. RIDOT will set up...
05/02/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public hearing May 10 to discuss the proposed 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits. What: Public hearing on 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 hunting and...
05/02/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, RIHousing, Amos House, and the RI Association of Realtors announced a new landlord challenge Monday to provide permanent housing for over 150 households who have been experiencing homelessness and staying in hotel shelters since the onset of the pandemic. "A...
04/29/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, along with Colonel James Manni, today held a swearing-in ceremony for the new Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, Colonel Darnell S. Weaver. "It is my honor to swear-in Colonel Darnell S. Weaver as Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police,"
04/29/2022
On Sunday, May 1 two exits on I-195 in Providence will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. because of a marathon passing through India Point Park and on Gano Street. For the safety of race participants, the following exits will be closed with signed detours: Exit 1 D on I-195 West (...