State Government Press Releases

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07/21/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Give and Go Prepared Foods is recalling certain muffin products due to the potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products were sold under a variety of brand names, including Uncle...
07/21/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it has filed revisions to the freshwater wetlands rules with the Office of the Secretary of State. The revision process began in 2015 when state law was revised to reflect the recommendations of a legislative task...
07/21/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today signed an Executive Order announcing that the 32nd Governor's Bay Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 25, 2021. The day includes family-friendly activities and free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches. New this year, the public is...
07/21/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Cranston man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 30 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to the 2020 murder of Paul Zois in Cranston. Charles Gangi (age 74) waived...
07/21/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Camp Canonicus in Exeter for swimming because bacteria have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH recommends no swimming at Camp Hoffman and Kingston's Camp on Larkin Pond in Kingston because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH will...
07/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – The following is a joint statement from Governor Dan McKee, Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, Providence Teachers Union President Maribeth Calabro, and Providence Public School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Javier Montañez on a...
07/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB), and Rhode Island Commerce today launched a program aimed to boost consumer spending at Rhode Island small businesses, especially those hardest-hit by the pandemic. The "Go Providence Pass"...
07/20/2021
New legal filing argues that a bankruptcy court doesn't have the authority to prevent attorneys general from suing Sackler family Today, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and eight other attorneys general filed objections to the plan of confirmation asking the judge to reject Purdue...
07/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Rhode Island Executive Office of Commerce, and the Rhode Island Foundation announced today that 5,000 more Rhode Islanders have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, reaching the first milestone of the RI...
07/19/2021
Arts and culture organizations, arts education programs, teaching artists in healthcare and education, individual artists, culture workers, and other related community projects benefited from $878,942 in funding announced today by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). The 156...