State Government Press Releases

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05/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. RIHousing and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) on May 26 for the 2021 Zero Energy for the Ocean State (ZEOS) Program. This program offers up to $750,000 in grants to design and construct affordable, energy...
05/03/2021
New Jobs Will Be Based Out of the Company's Smithfield Campus SMITHFIELD, RI In his first jobs announcement since becoming Governor, Governor Dan McKee today announced that Fidelity Investments will create 500 new jobs at their Smithfield, Rhode Island campus over the next few quarters. The...
05/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Greenville Avenue (Route 5) at the I-295 overpass in Johnston during overnight hours on Wednesday, May 5 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The closure is needed so RIDOT can dismantle a temporary bridge used during the $16.5 million...
05/03/2021
PROVIDENCE Spring has sprung, and for many wildlife species in Rhode Island, that means it's time to raise their young. In May and June, sightings of deer fawns, fox kits, songbird chicks, bunnies, and baby squirrels become more common and generate concerned calls from the public to the...
05/03/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov At 3:03 PM, Troopers arrested Abel Pagan, age 32, of 18 Winthrop Avenue, Apt #3, Providence, RI for: 1) Providence Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Cost...
05/01/2021
Media Contact: Major Darnell S. Weaver, Uniform Bureau Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5605 or darnell.weaver@risp.gov At 10:40 PM, Troopers arrested Jeffrey Debritto, age 41, of 525 Hunt Street, Central Falls, RI for: 1) Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for Domestic Cyberstalking...
05/07/2021
Today, the Rhode Island General Treasurer's Office released the following statement: "Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has been notified that he may have come in contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The Treasurer has not tested positive and does not have...
04/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin and House Deputy Majority Whip Mia A. Ackerman, today signed into law the Maryellen Goodwin Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (S-383A, H-...
04/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are working with colleges and universities throughout Rhode Island to make COVID-19 vaccines as accessible as possible for all students, faculty, and staff before the spring semester ends. "Now that vaccine...
04/30/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Justin Chandler (age 20) East Providence, RI P1-2021-1222AG On April 26, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an...