State Government Press Releases

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07/01/2019
Complaint alleged that the School Committee violated the OMA by discussing her job performance during executive session at both its September 25, 2018 and October 9, 2018 meetings without providing proper notice. This Office concluded that the School Committee violated the OMA by not providing...
07/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 31 mosquito samples from 14 traps set on Monday, June 10 and 93 samples from 20 traps set on Monday, June 17 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
06/28/2019
Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Attorney General Peter Neronha commend lawmakers for passing a Student Loan Bill of Rights to protect Rhode Islanders through new consumer protections and oversight of student loan servicing practices. "There is a growing student debt crisis in the country and in...
07/01/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 8:42 PM, Troopers arrested Fernando Furtado, age 62, of 35 Vine Street, West Warwick, RI for Driving Under the Influence of Liquor/Drugs -1st Offense - BAC .15 or Greater (Phase I -.202, Phase II - .184). The...
06/29/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Third Beach in Middletown, Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth, and the beach in Ginny B's Campground in Foster for swimming because bacteria has returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality...
06/28/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers to not eat any whole, fresh papayas from Mexico. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent out an alert with the same message for consumers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
06/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea reminds Woonsocket voters that there is a special primary election in their community on Tuesday, July 2nd for city council. There are four candidates running. The top two vote-getters will move on to a special election on August 6th. "Local...
06/28/2019
Tonight, Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Saturday morning, June 29, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) off I-95 South to shift all southbound lanes at the Oxford Street Bridge in Providence to the left. The current left lane shift on...
06/28/2019
"Today's decision was complicated but good for democracy and good for Rhode Island. A citizenship question was being added to the census in an effort to suppress participation, with potentially devastating consequences for Rhode Islanders. As of today, the census will not contain a citizenship...
06/27/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Third Beach in Middletown and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth because of high bacteria levels. The beach at Ginny B's Campground in Foster remain closed, awaiting new test results. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach...