State Government Press Releases

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10/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that approximately 6,500 pounds of Great Value pork sausage patty products and turkey sausage patty products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Great Value products are sold at Walmart stores. ...
10/21/2019
Recently passed TIP amendment moves funds up for replacement spans The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today announced the closure of the Barrington River and Palmer River bike path bridges, which...
10/21/2019
PROVIDENCE At a workshop organized by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Brewers Guild, Rhode Island's craft brewing industry and state environmental regulators will exchange ideas about making great beer in an ecologically friendly way, connecting the industry...
10/18/2019
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. On October 18, 2019, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jeffrey...
10/21/2019
Pilot program to educate more than 500 children this fall The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has developed a new program called Rhode to Bicycle Safety, which teaches elementary school-age children valuable skills for safe bike riding. Today RIDOT Director...
10/18/2019
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue (DOR) today released its FY 2020 Revenue Assessment Report for September 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...
10/21/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has completed its investigation into the collision between a powerboat and a two-person catamaran sailboat near the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge that resulted in the death of Sandra G. Tartaglino, 60, of Tiverton, on August 11. DEM has...
10/17/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that effective at 1 PM today, Thursday, October 17, and until further notice, all waters of Point Judith Pond are closed to shellfishing. The line separating Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond is from the southern end of...
10/17/2019
Governor Gina M. Raimondo, in accordance with a presidential proclamation, is directing U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in memory of Representative Elijah Cummings. The flags will remain at half-staff until...
10/17/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. For the third consecutive year, Rhode Island has ranked third in the nation for energy efficiency programs and policies, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The annual ACEEE State Energy...