State Government Press Releases

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06/30/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the City of Warwick, will host an opening event at the newly constructed fishing pier at Rocky Point State Park this week. WHAT: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony WHERE: Rocky Point State...
06/30/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. Governor Dan McKee and members of Rhode Island's small businesses community today launched an online petition that calls on the state to use at least 10 percent of its $1.25 billion of federal CARES Act funds to establish a grant program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
06/30/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that four Rhode Island state campgrounds are now open to visitors with new restrictions and procedures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation recognizes the value of spending time in...
06/30/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Fresh Express is recalling salad products that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and/or carrot ingredients due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. The recalled items were distributed to select retail stores in...
06/30/2020
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, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is directing Rhode Island flags at all state agencies and buildings to be flown at half-staff in memory of former Mayor of Newport Paul Gaines. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, July 1. "Mayor Paul Gaines was a trailblazer...
06/29/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) provided details today on the state's response to COVID-19. After announcing that Rhode Island will move into Phase 3 on Tuesday, June 30th, Governor Raimondo laid out...
06/29/2020
PROVIDENCE – With the approach of the Fourth of July bringing warmer, sunnier weather, boats will soon be dotting Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waterways. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and US Coast Guard urge boaters to be responsible and not operate their boats under...
06/29/2020
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. Luo Luguang (age 64) Seekonk, MA P1-2020-1757A On June 22, 2020, the...
06/29/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI – On Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m., an Elections Task Force consisting of state and local elections officials and members of the public will review Rhode Island's June 2 Presidential Primary and assess actions required to ensure safe and secure elections in the fall. The Task...