State Government Press Releases

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06/08/2021
Large Influx of Menhaden into Narragansett Bay Drawing Increased Number of Fishing Vessels to State's Waters PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that its Divisions of Law Enforcement (DLE) and Marine Fisheries (DMF) are closely monitoring...
06/07/2021
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced a new art exhibition on display at TF Green Airport's GREEN SPACE Gallery, a partnership between RISCA and the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC). The gallery now features works by Rhode Island artists Pascale Lord, Barrington, Sarina Mitchel,
06/07/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today signed two bills into law. The first bill (H-5387A / S-0398aa), sponsored by Representative Julie A. Casimiro and Senator John P. Burke, will ban child marriage in Rhode Island by eliminating language in state law that allows individuals under the age...
06/07/2021
In collaboration with Kent Hospital and Care New England's COVID-19 Crisis Relief Effort, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) sent 200,000 COVID-19 tests to India last week. The tests, along with other medical supplies like personal protective equipment, ventilators, medications, and...
06/04/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday June 5th. The alert is being issued statewide. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...
06/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting customers of the Westwood YMCA in Coventry that they should boil their water before consuming it. Westwood YMCA collected a sample in the water system on May 27, 2021, and the sample had E. coli present. Westwood YMCA failed to collect a...
06/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin milling and paving operations on both I-295 and Greenville Avenue (Route 5) at the Greenville Avenue Bridge in Johnston starting Sunday, June 6. The first week will focus on milling operations on both directions of I-295 at Exit...
06/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) has announced that it is renewing an initiative to encourage solar projects located on brownfields for the third year in a row. Brownfields former industrial or commercial sites where future use is affected by environmental...
06/03/2021
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is seeking public comment on intent to issue a Categorical Exclusion. The Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health has reviewed for approval the request by the Village on Chopmist Hill for a Categorical Exclusion determination for proposed...
06/03/2021
Starting Friday, June 4 the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close a section of Waterfront Drive, from Dexter Street to Warren Avenue in East Providence, as part of the ongoing $84.4 million project to replace the Henderson Bridge. The road will remain closed until spring...