State Government Press Releases

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04/24/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Greenville Avenue (Route 5) at the I-295 overpass in Johnston on Monday, April 27 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The closure is needed for the construction of a temporary bridge being built between the northbound and southbound...
04/24/2020
PROVIDENCE As part of a continued focus on supporting healthy communities and promoting outdoor recreation when the state economy begins to reopen, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today awarded $5.79 million in matching grants to 21 local...
04/23/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided updates on Rhode Island's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) today. Distance learning: Today, the Governor announced that school buildings will...
04/23/2020
The Complainants alleged that the Department violated the APRA when it denied their requests for certain incident reports involving specifically identified individuals. It was undisputed that none of the reports resulted in an arrest. Based on our review, we concluded that the public interest in...
04/23/2020
The Complainant alleged the Partnership violated the APRA when the Town indicated that it did not have records responsive to Complainant's request for documents related to a cell phone for the Partnership Coordinator. Based on the undisputed evidence, neither the Partnership nor the Town...
04/23/2020
The Complainant alleged the Department violated the APRA when it denied his request for an incident report related to a specific alleged hit-and-run incident where no arrest occurred. Based on the evidence, including our in camera review, we concluded that the privacy interests implicated...
04/23/2020
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it withheld from disclosure the names of unsuccessful applicants for a City position. Consistent with precedent, we found significant privacy interests in disclosure of an unsuccessful applicant's name. We also found that disclosure of...
04/23/2020
Complainant alleged that RIDOH violated the APRA when it when it invoked the twenty (20) business day extension of time to respond under the APRA and characterized his request as "voluminous." Based on our review, we found that RIDOH's extension letter also advised Complainant that completing...
04/23/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when it engaged in a discussion related to Town business after a Town Council meeting. Based on the evidence before us, we found insufficient evidence of a collective discussion between a quorum of the Town Council. Although there was...
04/23/2020
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA by failing to answer his request for the definition of the term "unknown," as that term was used in documents previously provided by the City. We determined this did not constitute a violation because the APRA does not mandate that a public...