State Government Press Releases

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06/20/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the Italian American story in Rhode Island at the new State Archives exhibition: Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island. Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita...
06/20/2019
PROVIDENCE Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit has joined environmental commissioners from the other New England states and New York in urging faster federal action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The states need guidance and...
06/20/2019
On June 19, 2019 at 11:52 PM, Troopers arrested John Choinere, age 41 of 284 Greenville Avenue Johnston, RI for a Third District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment on the original charge of Driving with a Suspended License, originating from the Warwick Police Department. ...
06/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Tonight immediately following its passage by the General Assembly, Governor Gina M. Raimondo, surrounded by legislators and women's health advocates, signed into law the historic Reproductive Privacy Act. Governor Raimondo also issued the following signing statement: "I am...
06/19/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Grinell's Beach in Tiverton for swimming because of high bacteria levels, and re-opening Spring Lake in Burrillville since bacteria counts there have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach...
06/19/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that UNFI is recalling its 10-ounce packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product comes in a 10-ounce plastic package marked...
06/19/2019
To help nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other long-term care facilities prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Healthcare Coalition of Rhode Island (HCRI) conducted evacuation exercises at facilities throughout the state...
06/20/2019
First traffic change to impact northbound traffic The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a new traffic pattern expected for the week of June 24 for I-295 North near Exit 6 (Route 14/Plainfield Pike) on the Cranston/Johnston line. All lanes...
06/19/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Kevin Viara (age 50), of Seekonk, MA, pleaded guilty on June 17, 2019 to one count of domestic kidnapping; two counts of domestic assault of a person over 60, bodily injury resulting; and one count of vandalism. Providence County Superior Court...
06/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing four upcoming events to be held at state parks for charitable causes. These events include a 5K run/walk, a free photography event for public safety officials and their families, a jeep and motorcycle "run"...