State Government Press Releases

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09/07/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. –In an effort to respond to current and projected needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness, Governor Dan McKee today announced the State is committing up to $5 million to expand shelter capacity statewide. "All Rhode Islanders deserve a safe place to sleep at...
09/07/2022
Leave your passport at home and explore the world through art and music! RIHPHC will present Rhode Island's 44th Annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 17, from noon to 5 pm at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Join in a lively celebration of our state's rich cultural heritage....
09/07/2022
LINCOLN, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today kicked off the I-295 paving project, one of the first in RIDOT's aggressive five-year program to repave Rhode Island's worst roads. The I-295 corridor is one of the poster children for potholes and...
09/07/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Dan McKee today announced that a 30-day public comment period for a drafted offshore wind procurement request for proposals is now open through October 7. The State's primary utility company, Rhode Island Energy, is administering the RFP and will issue the procurement...
09/07/2022
At 11 :12 PM, Troopers arrested Jovantey Mendes, age 28, of 15 Clark Avenue, Pawtucket, RI on 1.) Providence Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear – 32F Technical Violation on the original charge of Domestic Violence, originating out of the Pawtucket Police Department and 2.)...
09/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that several shellfish areas in Narragansett Bay are closed due to excessive rain in the Providence metropolitan area Sept. 5-6. Upper Narragansett Bay area A, Upper Narragansett Bay area B, and Lower...
09/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI - With a new, more comprehensive COVID-19 booster dose now authorized and recommended by federal health officials, these updated booster shots will start to become available in Rhode Island this week and next. "This is a good reminder that one of the best ways to protect yourself...
09/06/2022
With a new, more comprehensive COVID-19 booster dose now authorized and recommended by federal health officials, these updated booster shots will start to become available in Rhode Island this week and next. "This is a good reminder that one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family...
09/06/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening the Surfer's Rock end of Second Beach in Middletown and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH's monitoring for beach water quality is now complete for summer 2022.
09/06/2022
PAWTUCKET, RI – Governor Dan McKee was joined today by Senator Sandra Cano and Representative Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, and community leaders to ceremonially sign legislation which requires all public elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island to provide at least one unit of instruction on...