State Government Press Releases

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01/07/2020
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Ashley Weaver (age 28), of Dorchester, MA, pleaded guilty in Providence County Superior Court on January 3, 2020 to four counts stemming from a May 2019 armed robbery in Providence. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Weaver to 20...
01/06/2020
Providence, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea hosted a ceremony today to recognize the 100th anniversary of Rhode Island's ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. Secretary Gorbea was joined in the State House Library by prominent female...
01/03/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will hold a public hearing on January 7th to gather comment on proposed regulations on the sale of flavored electronic nicotine-delivery system (ENDS) products (sometimes called e-cigarettes) in Rhode Island. As a part of efforts to protect young...
01/03/2020
Media Contact: Lieutenant Kenneth D. Jones, Statewide Officer-in-Charge, 401-585-4150 At 3:57 PM, Troopers arrested Dananthony Figueroa, age 24, of 100 Knight Street Apartment 1, Providence, RI for: 1) Providence Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Disposition on the...
01/02/2020
Complainant alleged EOHHS violated the APRA when it withheld documents responsive to its APRA request pursuant to three APRA exemptions: R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-(4)(A)(I)(a), 38-2-42(4)(E), and 38-2-2(4)(K). This Office set forth the relevant law and engaged in a lengthy in camera review of over 1,...
01/02/2020
Complainants allege that the Fire District violated the OMA when it failed to timely post minutes of its August 18, 2019 meeting on the Secretary of State's website. The Fire District conceded that its August 18, 2019 meeting minutes were not timely posted on the Secretary of State's website, and...
01/02/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Bureau Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 At 11:33 AM, Troopers arrested William Bailey, age 34, of 296 Sayles Avenue, Pawtucket, RI for: 1) Parole Board Detention Warrant for a Violation of Parole on the original...
12/31/2019
PROVIDENCE Tomorrow, on New Year's Day, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting free guided walking tours at Colt State Park, in Bristol. The one-and-a-half-mile hike offers panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and is part of the ninth annual First Day Hike event...
12/31/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that effective at noon today and until noon on January 7, two areas of Point Judith Pond will be closed to shellfishing due to the strong storm that brought 1.4 inches of rainfall to the area. These areas are shown on the...
12/26/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing that the flu is now "widespread" in Rhode Island, triggering the requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other healthcare facilities to wear masks during direct patient contact. "The masking requirement...