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State Government Press Releases

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05/16/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the Cumberland High School pedestrian bridge to all foot traffic on May 20 for a long awaited refresh. RIDOT's plan is to paint the nine-foot-wide bridge Cumberland High School blue. Prior to painting, RIDOT will power wash the...
05/16/2024
Providence, R.I.—The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today applications have opened for the individual artist grant program, General Operating Support for Artists, and R.I.'s Teaching Artist Roster, a directory of approved arts educators. The Teaching Artist Roster is...
05/16/2024
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today its recommended grant awards of about $1.089 million to five Rhode Island-based arts and culture organizations. The allotment included $938,825 to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) to support arts programs, services and...
05/14/2024
State of Rhode Island Awarded Federal Disaster Declaration From Severe Weather in January 2024 Cranston, RI – On May 9, 2024, President Joseph Biden approved Rhode Island's request to include Public Assistance (PA) for the Major Disaster Declaration from the severe storms and flooding event...
05/13/2024
Last night, Sunday, May 12, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began changing the traffic pattern at the work zone on Route 138 where it passes underneath the Tower Hill Road (Route 1) Bridge in North Kingstown. The travel lanes on Route 138 East are now shifting to the left,...
05/10/2024
At 9:59 PM, Troopers arrested Joseph A. Saltamachia, age 36, of 32 Tourtellot Hill Road, Chepachet, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor-BAC Unknown-First Offense and 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on...
05/09/2024
With recreational activities on the state's lakes, ponds, and rivers set to increase in the coming weeks, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are reminding Rhode Islanders to be on the lookout for harmful algae blooms (HABs)
05/09/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will open the newly reconstructed ramp from Route 6 East to Route 10 South in Providence on Friday, May 10 after the evening rush hour. The new ramp is in the same location as the old one and was replaced as part of the overall Route 6/10...
05/07/2024
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Palmer Candy Company is recalling its "White Coated Confectionary Items" because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and to wholesale, including Walmart,
05/04/2024
At 9:10 PM, Troopers arrested Kayleigh Lagasse, age 37, of 137 Drum Rock Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island, for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs – B.A.C. .15 or Greater – First Offense. (Phase I: .200; Phase II: .192) The arrest resulted from calls for an erratic...