State Government Press Releases

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07/27/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Kingston's Camp and Camp Hoffman in Kingston for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer.
07/27/2021
The Complainant alleged that the DLT violated the APRA by denying her request for the names and addresses of people receiving unemployment benefits, as well as names and addresses of those who recently ceased receiving unemployment benefits. The DLT provided this Office with evidence that...
07/27/2021
The Complainant filed three complaints, each alleging that public bodies violated the APRA by denying her APRA requests. The Complaint against the Narragansett Bay Commission alleged that the NBC improperly denied the Complainant's request for the names and addresses of individuals delinquent...
07/27/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Woonsocket Board of Canvassers violated the OMA by failing to post minutes for its September 23, 2020 meeting to the Secretary of State's website within thirty-five days of the meeting. In response, the Board conceded that it had failed to post meeting minutes to...
07/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels starting this evening on Monday, July 26th and lasting through midday on Tuesday, July 27th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated fine particle concentrations...
07/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 92 mosquito samples from 29 traps set statewide on July 7 and July 12 have tested negative by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
07/26/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is notifying the public that it has observed an increase in the number of reported cases of Legionnaires' disease (LD). Between 2014 and 2020, there was an average of 10 cases during the months of June and July each year, ranging from 0-11 cases in a...
07/26/2021
NARRAGANSETT, RI Governor Dan McKee was joined by Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee, Sen. Alana M. DiMario, Narragansett Town Manager James Tierney, and local restaurant owners today for the ceremonial signing of legislation (2021-H 6119B / 2021-S 0654A) that allows restaurants to continue approved...
07/26/2021
Starting Friday night, July 30 at 9:00 p.m., RIDOT will close Arcadia Road near the Exeter/Richmond line at Browning Mill Pond to replace the Browning Mill Bridge and a nearby culvert. The road will remain closed until late October. Built in 1913, Browning Mill Bridge carries 500 vehicles per...
07/23/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The Office of the Attorney General has received several inquiries related to the expected expiration of Executive Order 21-72, which provides for virtual and hybrid meetings of public bodies during the COVID-19 state of emergency. That Executive Order is set to expire at the end...