State Government Press Releases

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06/22/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Holiday Acres Campground Beach in Glocester for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH officials will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may...
06/22/2022
Starting on Tuesday night, June 28, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will change the traffic patterns on Breakneck Hill Road and Twin River Road in Lincoln at their interchange with Route 146. The changes will allow RIDOT to begin replacement of the bridges that carry the...
06/22/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it will be administering an additional conditional surf lifeguard certification test tomorrow at Scarborough North State Beach. This test is being offered to accommodate facilities that are hiring...
06/22/2022
On Tuesday, July 5, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Cottrell Bridge, which carries Westerly Bradford Road (Route 91) over the McGowan Brook in Westerly, for approximately three months. The structurally deficient bridge, which is posted at just 8 tons,...
06/22/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and the Providence Public School District (PPSD) honored the educators and students of Young Woods Elementary School Pre-K program today, which recently received a 5-star rating from quality rating and...
06/21/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick and Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The...
06/21/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today signed into law a crucial legislative package to strengthen gun safety laws. Rhode Island is one of just a few states to quickly take action on critical gun safety legislation intended to reduce and prevent gun violence in the aftermath of the tragic mass...
06/21/2022
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is seeking public comment on intent to issue a Categorical Exclusion. The Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health has reviewed for approval the request by the Village on Chopmist Hill for a Categorical Exclusion determination for proposed...
06/21/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI With COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years of age now authorized and recommended by national health officials, vaccine for this population is en route to Rhode Island and will be available early next week. "It's great news that some of our youngest Rhode...
06/21/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have announced $115,667 in grants to help farmers "green" their operations and save energy and money. The awards, funded through the Rhode...