State Government Press Releases

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06/19/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that UNFI is recalling its 10-ounce packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product comes in a 10-ounce plastic package marked...
06/19/2019
To help nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other long-term care facilities prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Healthcare Coalition of Rhode Island (HCRI) conducted evacuation exercises at facilities throughout the state...
06/20/2019
First traffic change to impact northbound traffic The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a new traffic pattern expected for the week of June 24 for I-295 North near Exit 6 (Route 14/Plainfield Pike) on the Cranston/Johnston line. All lanes...
06/19/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Kevin Viara (age 50), of Seekonk, MA, pleaded guilty on June 17, 2019 to one count of domestic kidnapping; two counts of domestic assault of a person over 60, bodily injury resulting; and one count of vandalism. Providence County Superior Court...
06/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing four upcoming events to be held at state parks for charitable causes. These events include a 5K run/walk, a free photography event for public safety officials and their families, a jeep and motorcycle "run"...
06/18/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold an extended public hearing this week to gather public comment on the draft air quality permit for the proposed Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville. Although the overall decision on siting and building the...
06/18/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 No arrests to report.
06/17/2019
Lt. Governor Dan McKee Praises Nominees from Rhode Island Hospital for Receiving Global Alzheimer's Platform Foundation Awards PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of the State's Long-Term Care Coordinating Council and Alzheimer's Executive Board, today honored six participants in...
06/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that certain Pillsbury Best 5 lb. Bread Flour products are being recalled due to a potential presence of pathogenic E. coli. The following products are affected: - UPC code - 0 5150020031 5; Lot code - 8 342; Use-by date -...
06/17/2019
DEM's request for proposals allocates $750,000 of the $2.75 million in available funding to help close out projects on brownfield sites that already have been investigated and are on their way to being remediated but haven't been found compliant yet. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental...