State Government Press Releases

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06/14/2018
The complainant alleged that the Board of Elections filed its official/approved minutes on the Secretary of State's website in an untimely manner for fourteen meetings. Several of these meetings were cancelled or did not constitute meetings. In addition, for nine of these meetings, the...
06/14/2018
This supplemental finding addressed whether the OMA violations found in Belmore v. Newport City Council, OM 18-13 were willful or knowing. After reviewing all the evidence presented, we found insufficient evidence of a willful or knowing violation. We concurred with the City Solicitor's contention...
06/14/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Age-Friendly RI Coalition are teaming up to host the first in a series of Community Table networking events for seniors across Rhode Island. The series will kick off on Tuesday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Finn's Harborside, 38 Water Street, East...
06/14/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly...
06/14/2018
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, reminds everyone that June is National Internet Safety Month and encourages all Rhode Islanders to take steps to keep themselves and their families safe while online. ...
06/13/2018
On a cold February night in 2015, 29-year-old Kristen Coutu, who struggled with a substance use disorder, texted Aaron Andrade, who went by the street name "Lucky," looking for heroin. They agreed to meet in Cranston, where he sold her a $40 package of heroin. As Aaron Andrade rode off in his...
06/13/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief that defends the constitutionality of a Massachusetts gun law preventing individuals from carrying a firearm in public unless they demonstrate an individualized need to do so.
06/13/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a Providence County Superior Court jury yesterday found Reginald Eisom (age 24), of East Providence, guilty for his role in the October 23, 2015 robbery of the Capital Gold pawn shop on Smith Street in Providence. Eisom was convicted of one count...
06/13/2018
Pine Street Bridge Demolition Underway The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today updated its overnight highway closure schedule for demolition of the Pine Street Bridge in Pawtucket. The bridge is closed for four months while RIDOT completely replaces this...
06/13/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Last night, the Senate passed two pieces of Lt. Governor Dan McKee's ratepayer protection legislation to expand low cost energy options for Rhode Island families and small businesses and improve the utility company's responsiveness to consumers. Senate Bill 2330, sponsored by...