State Government Press Releases

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07/02/2019
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law. Christopher Michaelson (age 34) Guilford,...
07/02/2019
PROVIDENCE With the approach of the Fourth of July bringing warmer, sunnier weather, boats will soon be dotting Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waterways. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and US Coast Guard urge boaters to be responsible and not operate their boats under...
07/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Growers Express is recalling several select fresh vegetable products, including packaged varieties of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, and a butternut squashed based veggie bowl. This recalling was issued because...
07/01/2019
Complainant contended that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation ("RIDOT") violated the APRA when it failed to produce certain documents Complainant requested. This Office determined that RIDOT violated the APRA by failing to timely locate and produce a responsive document. This Office...
07/01/2019
Complainant alleged that the City Council violated the OMA by listing an agenda item, "Legislative Report," that did not provide adequate notice of the specific persons, bills, or subject matters that would be discussed. This Office determined that the City Council violated the OMA because the...
07/01/2019
This supplemental finding addresses whether the OMA violations found in City of Central Falls v. Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation, OM 19-03 were willful or knowing; whether the January 22, 2019 emergency meeting was necessitated by an unexpected occurrence; whether the meeting was...
07/01/2019
Complainant alleged that the Town Council met outside the public purview in violation of the OMA on January 3, 2019 for the purpose of meeting with bond counsel. The undisputed evidence revealed that two separate gatherings were held on January 3, 2019, each between two council members and Town...
07/01/2019
Complainant alleged that the City of Providence Plan Commission violated the OMA when it failed to properly notice and maintain minutes of a site visit. The undisputed evidence revealed that only three of the seven Commission members attended the site visit, which was less than a quorum....
07/01/2019
Complainant alleged that Jamestown Board of Canvassers unilaterally ended discussion on an agenda item without taking a vote of the Board members who were present and that the chairperson decided to take no further action or vote on the matter at issue. This Office determined that the OMA was not...
07/01/2019
Complainants alleged that four members of the Tiverton Town Council met outside the public purview in violation of the OMA for the purpose of discussing and selecting the solicitor for the Town Council. It was undisputed that the Town Council consists of seven members and that four members...