State Government Press Releases

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10/12/2018
While we hope the cold weather is some ways off, it's never too early to prepare for a cold, snowy winter. Recognizing that some Rhode Island families struggle to afford new coats, hats, and scarves, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is once again partnering with the Neighborhood Alliance of...
10/12/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Watson Reservoir in Little Compton and Gardiner Pond in Middletown because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. Blue-green algae can...
10/11/2018
First change slated for weekend of October 12; second for October 20 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced upcoming temporary traffic pattern changes on two bridges on Route 99 in Cumberland and Lincoln. The first change is slated for this...
10/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding eligible voters looking to vote by mail in the November 6 general election that they have until October 16 to file their mail ballot application. New and of note this year, voters casting their ballot by mail will not have to...
10/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Rhode Island has ranked third in the nation for energy efficiency programs and policies, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The annual ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard assesses state...
10/10/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan coalition of 34 Attorneys General in calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to unsuspecting consumers in Rhode Island and...
10/10/2018
Media Contact: Captain Derek W. Borek, District A Commander, 401-444-1014 At 11:45 AM, Troopers arrested Carlos Flores, age 32, of 622 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI, for: 1) Family Court Reciprocal Body Attachment. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Valley Street, in the...
10/09/2018
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2018 State 5.0 Percent Hotel Tax Collections Report for June 2018. The State 5.0 Percent Hotel Tax Allocation Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the collections from the state's 5.0 percent hotel...
10/09/2018
Monday, October 8 Position: Census Recruitment Job Number: 818790 Employer: US Census Bureau Location: Providence, RI $17.00 to $21.50 per hour (as seen on Channel 12) Position:Machine Operator Job Number:...
10/08/2018
Media Contact: Captain Derek W. Borek, District A Commander, 401-444-1014 At 1:12 AM, Troopers arrested Jeremy Ramirez, age 29, of 150 Palm Street, North Providence, RI, for: 1) Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Sentencing on the original charge of Felony Assault,...