State Government Press Releases

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07/03/2020
Long-term care and assisted living facilities will be allowed to welcome visitors again next Wednesday, July 8th, provided that they abide by strict infection control measures to keep residents, staff, and family members safe, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing today. ...
07/03/2020
PROVIDENCE With Independence Day and the peak of the beach season fast approaching, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging beachgoers to buy season and daily flex passes in advance online to help ease traffic tie-ups during the holiday weekend. Sunny skies and pleasant...
07/02/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Westwood YMCA beach in Coventry 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. The status of a beach may change...
07/02/2020
As part of ongoing repairs to the Knight Bridge, which carries I-295 over I-95 South, just prior to Exit 1A in Warwick, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift all travel lanes on I-295 North to the left on Monday, July 6. The lane shift will remain in place for...
07/02/2020
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. Richard Desautels (age 22) Woonsocket, RI P1-2020-1880AG On July 1, 2020,
07/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina Raimondo announced a plan to expand home-based care options in Rhode Island as the state continues to grapple with the spread of COVID-19 in congregate living facilities. Before COVID-19, 61% of the state's long-term care recipients lived in nursing facilities,...
07/01/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon today held a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of a new timber fishing pier at the iconic Rocky Point State Park in Warwick. Financed by RI Capital Plan and Green Economy...
07/01/2020
Decision made to protect public safety after dozens of overweight trucks observed crossing the posted bridge Effective Thursday, July 2, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the Greystone Sluiceway Bridge on the Johnston/North Providence line to...
07/01/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov No arrests to report.
07/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Islanders can now select a gender-neutral designation on their driver's license. The new option will appear on driver's licenses as an X. "Representation matters at every level, and I am proud to make our government better...