State Government Press Releases

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12/07/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are lifting the remaining blue-green algae advisories for bodies of water in Rhode Island. Recent visual surveys of locations under advisory found that there were no blooms of blue-...
12/07/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI This week, New American Leaders honored Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea with the 2018 New American Hero Award for her work in improving access to the ballot box. Each year the nonpartisan organization, which is focused on bringing New Americans into the political process,...
12/06/2018
Presentation Marks Last One of AG Kilmartin's Term Before more than 400 seniors in the Cranston High School East auditorium, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin gave the milestone 100th and his final "It Can Wait" presentation on the dangers of distracted driving. Launched in...
12/10/2018
Additional funds allow road improvements in Newport's North End to be done sooner The addition of $20 million in federal grant money secured by Senator Jack Reed will enable the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to accelerate work associated with the Pell Bridge...
12/06/2018
Actual lane split moving north; drivers will encounter split sooner The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced another traffic shift as part of the 6/10 Interchange Project - one that moves the actual split of Routes 6 and 10 approximately one-...
12/06/2018
Structurally deficient bridge was held up with "Lincoln Logs" The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today joined with Pawtucket officials to celebrate the early completion of the $9.3 million Pine Street Bridge replacement project, which wrapped approximately...
12/06/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health is alerting consumers that Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three lots of Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher...
12/04/2018
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced today that Rhode Island joined 41 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and its subsidiaries Midland Credit Management, Inc. and Midland Funding, LLC, one of the nation's largest debt buyers.
12/04/2018
Additional highway segments to adopt national standards using mile markers The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today the second phase of its multi-year program to update its highway numbering for interstates and other limited-access highways. In mid-...
12/03/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), announces that it has rescheduled an informational workshop on the brownfields grant application process that was originally planned for this week. The...