State Government Press Releases

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02/15/2021
Marine and landside pump-out facilities diverted more than 600,000 gallons of sewage from entering Narragansett Bay in 2020. Applications for 2021grant funding are due by March 12. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced grants are available to...
02/14/2021
Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, District B Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5608 or matthew.moynihan@risp At 5:52 PM, Troopers arrested Janice Ribb, age, 62, of 24 Magnolia Street, South Attleboro, Massachusetts, for: 1) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating...
02/13/2021
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) granted Rhode Island approval to again issue Pandemic-EBT benefits (P-EBT) to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and non-SNAP households with one or more school-age children who receive free and reduced-price meals at school through the...
02/13/2021
No arrests to report.
02/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today officially began accepting and processing electronically filed Rhode Island resident and nonresident personal income tax returns for the 2020 tax year. The agency has also officially begun accepting and processing paper returns for...
02/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued the following statement today following the order filed by the Rhode Island Supreme Court in Champlin's Realty Associates v. the Coastal Resources Management Council: "I am pleased with the Court's decision to grant our motion...
02/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Parks and Recreation is conducting an online survey to gather public input on food trucks at Rhode Island State Parks. The Department is seeking feedback from park-goers to better understand their...
02/12/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov At 10:49 PM, Troopers arrested Darien Mendoza, age 47, of 161 Benedict Street Apt. #3, Pawtucket, Rhode Island for a Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to appear...
02/11/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) notified the City of Newport Water System today that the precautionary boil water notice issued to its customers can be lifted for all customers except 12 customers on Warner Street between Gould Street and Bay View Avenue. This is the immediate area...
02/17/2021
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Connecticut State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden have filed a letter with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, urging fellow AmerisourceBergen shareholders to vote "no" on a proposed multi-million dollar compensation package for CEO Steven H....