State Government Press Releases

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09/05/2019
Granular larvicide, which kills immature mosquitoes, will be applied in five communities on Thursday, Sept. 5 PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that the state will conduct an aerial "larviciding"...
09/04/2019
The RIDOH beach monitoring season has ended and will resume in May 2020.
09/04/2019
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that Wright's Dairy Farm in North Smithfield has been named Rhode Island's 2019 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee of which DEM is a member. "Wright's Dairy Farm is one...
09/03/2019
In response to the elevated risk of mosquito-borne disease, the state has begun trapping in five new communities since last week bringing to 23 the number of municipalities where trapping now is being conducted and is scheduled to begin aerial larvicide applications at Chapman Swamp in...
09/03/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Victor Rodriguez (age 36), of Central Falls, pleaded nolo contendere on August 29, 2019, in Providence County Superior Court to two felony counts and was sentenced to 16 years at the ACI for committing multiple acts of sexual violence involving two...
09/10/2019
CENTRAL FALLS, RI- This morning at the Blackstone Valley Community Health Center's Neighborhood Health Station in Central Falls, Governor Raimondo was joined by OHIC Commissioner Marie Ganim and HealthSourceRI Director Zachary Sherman as she announced progress Rhode Island has made keeping health...
09/03/2019
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released an overview of the actions his office has taken over the past year to encourage companies in which the pension fund investments to adopt more responsible and sustainable corporate behavior. "The long-term sustainability of companies in the...
09/03/2019
Registration opens today for popular Energy-Saving Trees Program, which helps Rhode Islanders save energy and money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation, the RI Tree Council, and the RI Nursery and Landscape...
09/03/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 No arrests to report.
08/31/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Gooseberry, Hazards, and Fort Adams Beaches in Newport for swimming because bacteria have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH beach monitoring has ended for the season and no Rhode Island-licensed beaches are closed for...