State Government Press Releases

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05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the District improperly withheld a number of records in response to his APRA request. This Office previously issued a finding, PR 20-52, which set forth the relevant legal framework and concluded that the District permissibly withheld a number of documents. Our prior...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Council violated the OMA by improperly convening into executive session to discuss the disposition of the Tower Street property and because the agenda for the meeting did not explicitly give notice that the Council would be convening into executive session to...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to timely and completely respond to his July 16, 2020 and July 17, 2020 APRA requests and failed to respond to his administrative appeal. The Town did not dispute that it failed to timely respond to the Complainant's APRA...
05/04/2021
Complainant alleged the City violated the APRA when it redacted firearm serial numbers in the documents it produced without citing a valid APRA exemption for those redactions. Based on the record before us, we determined that the City's initial response to the Complainant generally tracked the...
05/05/2021
Providence - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a destructive forest insect from Asia, continues to spread throughout Rhode Island. EAB was first detected in the state in 2018, with small numbers of the pests found in Burrillville, Cumberland,...
05/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close a portion of Winsor Avenue in Johnston to repair a 200-foot section of deteriorated drainage pipe on Wednesday, May 5. The closure will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is in the area of 26-32 Winsor Avenue.
05/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. RIHousing and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) on May 26 for the 2021 Zero Energy for the Ocean State (ZEOS) Program. This program offers up to $750,000 in grants to design and construct affordable, energy...
05/03/2021
New Jobs Will Be Based Out of the Company's Smithfield Campus SMITHFIELD, RI In his first jobs announcement since becoming Governor, Governor Dan McKee today announced that Fidelity Investments will create 500 new jobs at their Smithfield, Rhode Island campus over the next few quarters. The...
05/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Greenville Avenue (Route 5) at the I-295 overpass in Johnston during overnight hours on Wednesday, May 5 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The closure is needed so RIDOT can dismantle a temporary bridge used during the $16.5 million...
05/03/2021
PROVIDENCE Spring has sprung, and for many wildlife species in Rhode Island, that means it's time to raise their young. In May and June, sightings of deer fawns, fox kits, songbird chicks, bunnies, and baby squirrels become more common and generate concerned calls from the public to the...