State Government Press Releases

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10/18/2017
The City violated the APRA when it provided an estimate for search and retrieval that this Department determined was not reasonably calculated and violated the APRA. The City was directed to perform the search and retrieval and provide the responsive (but redacted where appropriate) documents...
10/18/2017
Sends Nomination of Michael McNally for Senate Confirmation to Fill Seat Vacated by Joseph Azrack PROVIDENCE, R.I Governor Gina Raimondo today announced that she has named Robert C. Davis of South Kingstown as Chair of the 195 Commission. This comes as Joseph F. Azrack announced his...
10/18/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the announcement of the Memorial Hospital closure: "As a former municipal leader, I know how important health services are to the wellbeing of a community. Just as I have on many issues that impact our...
10/17/2017
The 15-story building will consist of 202 residential units and 10,000 SF of retail space PROVIDENCE October 17, 2017 Governor Gina Raimondo, Mayor Jorge Elorza, Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and other leaders today completed the pouring of the last of the concrete that...
10/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Carlos Vincente (age 28), of Providence, waived criminal information and pleaded nolo contendere on Wednesday October 11, 2017 before Superior Court Judge Luis M. Matos to possession of a firearm after a conviction for a crime of violence and...
10/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of states in suing the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for refusing to enforce the Gainful Employment Rule, a federal regulation designed to protect students from predatory for-profit schools. "The U.S....
10/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Alfredo Valentine (age 30), formerly of Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday, on the day of trial, before Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers to one count of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child...
10/16/2017
The Complainant alleged the Narragansett Police Department violated the APRA when it improperly denied his request for a specific incident report that did not culminate in an arrest. The APRA request implicated R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(D)(c), which exempts from public disclosure records...
10/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will be temporarily closing the weigh station located on I-95 South, between Exits 5 and 3 in Richmond. The weigh station is no longer used for truck weight enforcement, but is used as a truck rest area. During this...
10/16/2017
NARRAGANSETT, RI On Monday, October 23rd at 3:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with Narragansett Town Manager James Manni to host an Empower RI information session at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on...