State Government Press Releases

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05/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Central Falls man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 8 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to committing an armed robbery with an illegal firearm in 2020. Shaijohn Delgado (
05/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Massachusetts man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 12 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to molesting a female victim in 2017 at a residence in Providence. Wilton...
05/06/2021
Media Contact: Major Darnell S. Weaver, Uniform Bureau Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5605 or darnell.weaver@risp.gov On May 5, 2021, at 8:30 PM, Troopers from the Traffic Safety Unit arrested Harlod Pierre, age 49, of 17 West Harry Street Apt.#2, Cranston, Rhode Island for 1. ...
05/05/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Roberto Cruz Rivera (age 29) Providence, RI P1-2021-1293AG On April 28, 2021, the Providence County Grand Jury returned...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Committee's January 27, 2021 agenda item concerning the scheduling of a hearing regarding a proposed amendment to the Historic Overlay District Ordinance failed to fairly inform the public of the business to be discussed. Based on the record before us, including...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the School Committee violated OMA when it did not properly report out executive session votes and vote to seal the minutes of an executive session in connection with an April 9, 2019 meeting. The Complainant argued that the statute of limitations regarding this meeting...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Council failed to file its approved minutes on the Secretary of State's website for 14 meetings within 35-days of each of those meetings. Based upon the record before is, including the Council's concessions, this Office determined that the Council did not file its...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged the Authority violated the APRA by withholding certain payroll records related to employees of SMG, which is an entity hired by the Authority to perform work on its behalf. Based on the evidence in the record before us, we found the Authority did not maintain the requested...
05/04/2021
In two complaints respectively relating to meetings held on November 10, 2020 and December 5, 2020, the Complainant alleged that the Scituate School Committee violated the OMA at each meeting because the agenda item titled "Consent Agenda, 1. Meeting Minutes, 2. Bills, 3. Correspondence" failed to...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Board violated the OMA by failing to file official minutes on the Secretary of State's website within thirty-five (35) days for several meetings and by failing to make unofficial minutes of these meetings available as required by the OMA within thirty-five (35)...