State Government Press Releases

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06/07/2018
Delays expected for I-195 and East Shore Expressway The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that this weekend it will start bridge demolition work on the structurally deficient Horton Farm Bridge. This will require closing one travel lane in...
06/07/2018
With the weather turning warmer and recreational activities on the state's lakes, ponds, and rivers set to increase, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are reminding all Rhode Islanders to be on the lookout for harmful...
06/07/2018
U.S. Navy Blue Angels bring large crowds and traffic jams The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the return of free train service to the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show on June 9 and 10 at the Quonset Business Park in North...
06/06/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Board of Elections last night unanimously voted to elect Board Members Diane C. Mederos as Chairwoman of the Board, and retired Judge Stephen P. Erickson As Vice-Chairman. This marks the first time a woman has served as Chair in the 70 year history of the Board of Elections.
06/06/2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) celebrated Rhode Island for having immunization rates that are among the highest in the country for several vaccines in different age groups at their most recent National Immunization Conference. "Our tremendous immunization success is...
06/06/2018
PROVIDENCE RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, is pleased to announce the latest exhibition opening June 7 at the Rhode Island State Archives: "The Gaspee Raiders: Pirates or Patriots." The exhibition highlights the pivotal role Rhode Islanders played in our nation's fight for independence.
06/06/2018
Northbound travelers should expect delays, consider alternate routes The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close multiple lanes of I-95 North tonight, Wednesday, June 6, to repair an area of settled pavement near the Park Avenue overpass in Cranston. Major...
06/05/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is scheduled to implement an all-electronic tolling system for tractor-trailer-only tolling at two locations along I-95 in southern Rhode Island starting on June 11, 2018. The remaining tolling locations will come on...
06/05/2018
Amid reports at the national level and in Rhode Island of increases in Lyme disease diagnoses, state public health and environmental officials gathered on Tuesday to remind Rhode Islanders about the tick prevention measures that everyone should take when outdoors in the coming months. Between...
06/05/2018
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue yesterday released its FY 2018 Cash Collections Report for April 2018. The Cash Collections Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares current fiscal year cash collections by revenue item on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly...