State Government Press Releases

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07/29/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Luis Aponte (age 56), of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere today to a felony count of embezzlement. Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear sentenced Aponte to a 4.5-year suspended sentence with 4.5 years of probation. As part of his plea,...
07/29/2019
The agencies also advise that any shellfish harvested from the closed area of the pond either commercially or recreationally since Tuesday, July 23, be thrown away. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing...
07/29/2019
The agencies also advise that any shellfish harvested from the pond since Tuesday, July 23, be thrown away. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that effective immediately, all waters of Winnapaug Pond in...
07/27/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Dunes Park Beach in Westerly, Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth, and Third Beach and Peabody's Beach in Middletown for swimming because bacteria levels have returned to acceptable measures. Camp Grosvenor in Saunderstown and Kent...
07/26/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Gooseberry Beach and Fort Adams Beach in Newport, Saunderstown Yacht Club, Beach Bonnet Shores Beach in Narragansett, and North Kingstown Town Beach for swimming because bacteria levels have returned to acceptable measures. Sandy...
07/26/2019
WOONSOCKET, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced on July 25, 2019 new partnerships to support local families and children through Preschool Development Grants. The agencies awarded the grants totaling about $360,000...
07/26/2019
As states across the country respond to hepatitis A outbreaks and steep increases in the number of new hepatitis C infections, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) continues to advance several strategies to prevent new cases and eliminate viral hepatitis in Rhode Island. Hepatitis is...
07/26/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that $4 million in open space matching grants is available to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout the state. The Open Space Grant Program's 2019 grant round is now open, with...
07/26/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 168 mosquito samples from 26 traps set on Monday, July 15, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there have been no...
07/25/2019
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released the 2019 Rhode Island Debt Affordability Study, which provides comprehensive information on the debt, pension and post-employment liabilities of the state, municipalities and quasi-public agencies of Rhode Island. "Rhode Island must...