State Government Press Releases

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11/18/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in October, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The October rate was up two-tenths of a percentage point from the September rate of 5.2 percent. Last year the rate was 7.3 percent in October. ...
11/17/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced a series of staff appointments in the Office of the Governor. Kim Ahern, previously Director of Policy, will assume the role of Deputy Chief of Staff, previously occupied by Joseph Almond, who is now serving as Senior Deputy Chief of Staff. ...
11/17/2021
In advance of holiday gatherings and the height of flu season in Rhode Island, State health and hospital officials gathered today to again urge the public to only go to emergency departments for health issues that require emergency care. Hospital emergency departments in Rhode Island continue to...
11/17/2021
As part of its ongoing $265 million Providence Viaduct Northbound project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will implement new lane shifts for portions of I-95 North and South in Providence beginning on Friday night, November 19. All lanes of travel on I-95 North under the...
11/17/2021
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH announced today that the Lifespan/Care New England Hospital Conversions Act (HCA) application has been deemed complete and accepted for review. The review period under the HCA will commence November 17, 2021.
11/17/2021
Starting tonight, Wednesday, November 17 the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift all lanes on Division Street onto a temporary bridge over Route 4 as part of a $22.9 million project to replace the 54-year-old Division Street Bridge. This bridge on the Warwick-East...
11/16/2021
PROVIDENCE Governor Dan McKee, members of the Rhode Island Congressional delegation, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today are announcing the launch of a new, year-long seafood marketing and promotion campaign aimed at increasing the consumption and value of Rhode Island...
11/16/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded an $82 million grant to the McKee Administration for the construction of a Rhode Island Center of Excellence for Laboratory Sciences. "This is an exciting day for the State of Rhode Island," said Governor Dan...
11/15/2021
Earlier this morning, at 5:19 AM, Troopers from the Lincoln Woods Barracks, as well as members from the Providence Fire Department, responded to calls for a crash involving two vehicles on Route 95 South in the City of Providence. The investigation revealed that a Honda Civic, operated by Roger...
11/15/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today reopened the Sandy Bottom Bridge in Coventry to two-way traffic, removing a temporary traffic signal that had been in place since May 2020. RIDOT is replacing this 90-year-old, structurally deficient bridge which carries 16,000...