State Government Press Releases

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08/20/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that a sewer lined owned by the Naval Station Newport failed today, discharging 10,000 gallons of untreated sewage into Newport Harbor. Since notifying DEM of the failure of the force main this morning,...
08/20/2019
On August 20, 2019 at 10:47 AM, Troopers arrested Joshua Onysko, age 42, of 22 Logan Mill Road, Boulder, CO for a Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Sentencing on the original charge of Driving with a Suspended License originating out of West Warwick Police...
08/16/2019
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue (DOR) today released its FY 2020 Revenue Assessment Report for July 2019. The Revenue Assessment Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the adjusted general revenues by revenue source on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly...
08/19/2019
On August 18, 2019 at 9:25 AM, Troopers arrested Marquis Mcnair, age 25, of 26 Hawkins Street, Apt. 2, Providence, RI for an active 1.) Providence Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Sentencing on the original charge of Embezzlement over $1500 originating out of Johnston...
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Third Beach in Middletown and Camp Watchaug in Charlestown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season....
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid contact with Carbuncle Pond in Coventry because of potential risks from blue-green algae. The advisories that RIDOH and DEM have issued for several other bodies of...
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Awers is recalling Grained Salmon Caviar 95g (Sockeye Salmon Caviar) with "BEST BEFORE OCT 07 2020" because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening...
08/16/2019
Decision issued by Superior Court Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney denies opioid manufacturers' motion to dismiss Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the State's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers cleared an important hurdle and will continue to move toward trial...
08/16/2019
The Central Beach Fire District in Charlestown has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. The water system serves approximately 166 homes. All water used for consumption is required to be boiled vigorously, for at least one minute....
08/16/2019
Rhode Island's pension system continues to improve its relative investment performance when compared to similarly sized public pension funds, outperforming 78% of its peers in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2019. Leading market intelligence firm, InvMetrics, found that Rhode Island...