State Government Press Releases

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11/04/2019
To help perinatal care providers meet the behavioral healthcare needs of pregnant and postpartum women in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Center for Women's Behavioral Health (CWBH) at Women & Infants Hospital have partnered to create the Rhode Island...
11/04/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 11:42 AM Troopers arrested Ramaica Mcneill, age 35, of 640 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI for: 1) Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Pretrial Conference on the original charge of Driving with...
11/01/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee issued the following statement in response to the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers' report on the Aquidneck Island gas outage in 2018: "The Division's report outlines serious fault on behalf of Enbridge and National Grid. I strongly...
11/01/2019
WARWICK, R.I. Lt. Governor Dan McKee was joined by Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon, Major General Christopher Callahan of the Rhode Island National Guard and a host of corporate and community sponsors to launch the 17th Operation Holiday Cheer. Operation Holiday Cheer is a seasonal initiative to...
11/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all waters of Point Judith Pond that were affected by Monday's emergency closure were reopened to shellfishing at noon today, November 1. The line separating Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond is from the southern end of...
11/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it will begin taking reservations for picnic areas, covered shelters, and recreational fields at Rhode Island state parks for the 2020 season beginning on Thursday, January 2. Reservations will be...
11/01/2019
Replacement of this structurally deficient bridge finishes three months ahead of schedule Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti Jr. joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, East Providence Mayor Roberto DaSilva, and other...
11/01/2019
Foams manufactured before 2003 pose a threat to water supplies and public health and require proper removal and disposal. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reaching out to fire departments across Rhode Island to assist with the removal and disposal of legacy fire-...
11/01/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Alpha Williams (age 48), of Cranston pleaded nolo contendere in Providence County Superior Court on October 22, 2019 to one count of driving while intoxicated, death resulting. Williams is scheduled to be sentenced before Superior Court Justice...
10/31/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources has launched Electrify RI, an electric vehicle (EV) charging station incentive program that seeks to make more charging stations accessible to Rhode Island drivers. The increased availability of charging stations will encourage state...