State Government Press Releases

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05/02/2019
Dressed as zombies representing smokers risen from the dead, dozens of Rhode Island teenagers held a Kick Butts Day Zombie Walk at the Rhode Island State House today to warn the living about the dangers of tobacco and e-cigarette use. The event culminated with a rally where the teens called on...
05/02/2019
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2019 Cash Collections Report for March 2019. The Cash Collections Report, which is issued monthly, compares current fiscal year cash collections by revenue item on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis to prior...
05/01/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that David Roscoe (age 62), formerly of Westerly, pleaded nolo contendere today to one count of second-degree murder. Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini sentenced Roscoe to 40 years with 20 to serve at the ACI and the remainder suspended with...
05/01/2019
NE Agricultural Exchange offers a robust information-sharing tool for farmers PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Young Farmers Network, Farm Fresh RI and the RI Farm Bureau invites beginning and seasoned farmers to a launch event...
05/01/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in recognition of Yom HaShoah: "On Yom HaShoah, we remember one of the darkest periods of our past, a time when six million Jews and millions of others had their lives cut short by genocide. The atrocities they...
05/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop and public hearing next week to discuss proposed changes to regulations governing freshwater fishing, hunting, and falconry. WHAT: Public workshop on draft regulations for...
05/01/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 6:47 PM, Troopers arrested Kyle Cheshier, age 24, of 19 Chestnut Street, Johnston, RI for: 1) Providence Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for a Restitution Review on the original charge of...
04/30/2019
CRANSTON, R.I. The R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined that the state's REAL ID program is fully compliant with federal security requirements. In December 2018, the Division of Motor Vehicles began issuing driver's...
04/30/2019
The Statewide Grand Jury has completed its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the non-fatal shooting of Richard Solitro on December 9, 2018 by Patrolman Mathieu Florio of the North Providence Police Department. The grand jury determined that Officer Florio's actions were...
04/30/2019
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. Elio Ramirez (age 40) Providence, RI P1/19-2060A On April 25, 2019,...