State Government Press Releases

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05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee on Friday hosted a two-hour Facebook Live event in observance of Rhode Island's second annual 'Mental Health Action Day.' The event featured state, federal and community leaders taking action to end the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders.
05/20/2022
In advance of the heat expected this weekend, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders about safety tips to keep themselves healthy and safe. Normally, when you get hot, your body cools itself by sweating. But when it is very hot and humid, sweating isn't...
05/20/2022
At 11:51 AM, Troopers arrested Stacy Marcotte, age 37, of 41 Yale Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island for 1.) Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses Over $1,5000 dollars. Arrest was the result of a barracks investigation and the Pawtucket Police Department subsequently advising they had the...
05/19/2022
RIDOH continues to promote "7 Tools for Protection Against COVID-19" Mirroring increases being seen throughout the region and country, the COVID-19 community levels in four Rhode Island counties are now designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as "high" Bristol County,
05/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing today that the Edward S. Payne overlook and Mohegan Bluffs staircase on Block Island will be closed to the public due to repairs on the staircase beginning May 23. DEM is partnering with the Town of New...
05/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that seasonal shellfish area closures will take effect at sunrise on Saturday, May 28, and will remain in place until Tuesday, Oct. 11. Consistent with federal requirements, DEM announces changes in shellfish...
05/20/2022
CRANSTON, R.I. The Rhode Island Board of Elections applauds the General Assembly for passage of the "Let RI Vote Act" (H-7100, S-2007), which codifies a number of practices successfully implemented during the 2020 general election to give qualified voters more convenient options to cast a ballot...
05/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Joined by state and local officials, Governor Dan McKee today announced over $600,000 in site readiness awards to 16 projects in 11 communities across Rhode Island. The awards will fund municipal technical assistance and site-specific planning improvements to catalyze economic...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the awarding of $4.1 million in matching grants to 13 municipalities to develop or renovate local outdoor recreational facilities. Perennially, the "rec grant"...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the awarding of $4.1 million in matching grants to 13 municipalities to develop or renovate local outdoor recreational facilities. Perennially, the "rec grant"