State Government Press Releases

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08/07/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Warren Town Beach for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The status of a beach may change on a...
08/07/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of seven Attorneys General, filed suit against the Trump administration to block its efforts to punish jurisdictions that did not agree to immigration-related conditions on federal law enforcement grants. In the suit filed in the U.S....
08/06/2018
The Pascoag Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to respond to a request in a timely manner. The Fire District was directed to file a supplemental response so that this Department could examine and determine whether the violation was "knowing and willful" or "reckless" within R.I. Gen....
08/06/2018
The fifty-seven (57) Subcommittees of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee sought an OMA advisory opinion concerning whether they are "public bod[ies]" subject to the OMA. However, we were provided few facts regarding the fifty-seven (57) Subcommittees upon whose status we were asked to opine....
08/06/2018
Based upon this Department's in camera review of the executive session meeting minutes, the Exeter West Greenwich Regional School District did not violate the OMA. The evidence revealed that the School District properly convened into executive session and its discussion was proper under R.I. Gen....
08/06/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Tuesday, August 7th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Fine...
08/06/2018
Governor Signs Executive Order Extending Diversity in Construction Working Group PROVIDENCE, RI- Today at New England Highway Technologies, a minority-owned business in Cranston, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order extending the Working Group on Diversity in Construction for...
08/06/2018
This is the time of year when "Swimmer's Itch" may happen. Wading or swimming in a marshy area with high snail densities increases the likelihood of exposure. "Swimmer's Itch" is a reaction to a small organism that uses snails as a host during one phase of its life cycle. To avoid a reaction towel...
08/06/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Monday, August 6th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. In addition,
08/06/2018
These lifeguards responded quickly, acted heroically, and helped prevent a tragedy," Governor Raimondo said. "I urge Rhode Islanders to take precautions and be careful while enjoying our beautiful state beaches and parks." Providence Three lifeguards rescued two men who swam outside the...