State Government Press Releases

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06/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Spring Lake in Burrillville for swimming because of high bacteria levels. This is the second closure of Spring Lake this season. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing...
06/21/2019
Starting Sunday night, June 23, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin a series of overnight temporary closures of Exit 22 B/C on I-95 North in Providence. The closures will continue Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., through late July. Motorists will follow...
06/21/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with Indie Cycle is hosting an e-waste collection event at Goddard Park today. What: E-waste Recycling Drop-off Where: Goddard Park Farmers Market 145 Ives Road, Warwick When: Friday,...
06/20/2019
Governor Gina Raimondo today joined with GMH Capital Partners, Wexford Science & Technology, and state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the River House apartments. Located at 1 Point Street in Providence, River House is the latest of the state's Rebuild Rhode Island projects to...
06/20/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth, Third Beach and Peabody's Beach in Middletown, and King Park in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to...
06/20/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today hosted a "town hall" meeting with panels, speakers, and survivors' testimonials all geared toward creating a new focus on the devastating effects of distracted driving. The event was held at the Community College of Rhode Island's Lincoln...
06/20/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the Italian American story in Rhode Island at the new State Archives exhibition: Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island. Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita...
06/20/2019
PROVIDENCE Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit has joined environmental commissioners from the other New England states and New York in urging faster federal action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The states need guidance and...
06/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Tonight immediately following its passage by the General Assembly, Governor Gina M. Raimondo, surrounded by legislators and women's health advocates, signed into law the historic Reproductive Privacy Act. Governor Raimondo also issued the following signing statement: "I am...
06/19/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Grinell's Beach in Tiverton for swimming because of high bacteria levels, and re-opening Spring Lake in Burrillville since bacteria counts there have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach...