State Government Press Releases

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10/11/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are reminding Rhode Islanders that the risk of mosquito-borne disease remains. The agencies announced today that in the latest round of mosquito surveillance, one pool, or sample, of...
10/11/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public hearing next week to discuss two proposed sets of regulations on climate resiliency funding. The draft regulations create two funds related to climate resilience to receive, hold, and administer the $10 million...
10/11/2019
The RI Department of Human Services was successful this year with getting legislation passed that eliminates a 24-month time limit in our Rhode Island Works (RIW) program. Rhode Island Works is the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, a federal block grant that gives...
10/11/2019
During the first round of cleanouts, over 100 chemicals including 300 lbs. of oily waste, 61 lbs. of hazardous waste, and 100 gallons of flammable liquids were removed. Funding is available to help rid chemicals from more schools. PROVIDENCE So far this year, the Department of Environmental...
10/10/2019
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law. William Clarke (age 24) East Providence, RI N1-2019-0281A On October 4, 2019, the...
10/10/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the start of a project to replace the City of Providence-owned Hawkins Street Bridge, which carries Hawkins Street over the West River, between Branch Avenue and Corliss Park, in Providence. The initial phase of the project...
10/10/2019
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens this month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, red and gray fox opens Saturday, October 19 Saturday, February 29, 2020. The season...
10/10/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has revised the locations along the Beaver River in Richmond where trout will be stocked in advance of Columbus Day weekend, a popular time for recreational fishing. The Rt. 138 access will not be stocked due to low...
10/10/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 1:30 AM, Troopers arrested Brandon Dolivramento, age 28, of 6 Jenna CT, Scituate, RI for: 1) Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for Violation of Community Supervision, originating out of the Rhode Island State Police...
10/09/2019
The 1195 Putnam Pike LLC in Chepachet has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. The two businesses located in the building served by this water system are Aegean Pizza and The Computer Store, and the two businesses serve approximately...