State Government Press Releases

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03/30/2018
Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when it changed an agenda item with less than forty-eight hours' notice and when an agenda item was insufficient. Because the Complainant did not provide any indication that the alleged violations specifically prevented her or other...
03/30/2018
The Complainant alleged that the FCVFC violated the OMA by failing to post sufficient notice and failing to post sufficient and/or timely meeting minutes for numerous meetings. With respect to these OMA violations, Complainant provided no indication that these alleged defects specifically...
03/30/2018
Legal counsel for the South Foster Volunteer Fire Company ("SFVFC") sought an OMA advisory opinion concerning whether the SFVFC is a "public body" subject to the OMA. Based on Solas v. Emergency Hiring Council, 774 A.2d 820 (R.I. 2001) and Pontarelli v. Rhode Island Board Council on Elementary and...
03/30/2018
Registration for popular program that helps Rhode Islanders save energy, money opens April 2nd PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up once again with the Arbor Day Foundation, Rhode Island Tree Council, and the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape...
03/30/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 17 Attorneys General, filed a new amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) opposing President Trump's third travel ban. The brief was filed in Trump v. Hawaii (No. 17-965), ahead of arguments before the SCOTUS...
03/30/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General has retained the national law firm Motley Rice to work with the Office in its investigation involving prescription opiate manufacturers and distributors in anticipation of potential civil action on behalf of...
03/30/2018
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Antonio Whitfield (age 29) 235 Rathbun Street Woonsocket, RI P1-2018-0663A<
03/29/2018
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the Coventry National Guard water system has been lifted. This system was required to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory because the water system lost pressure. Before consuming water from this system again, people should...
03/29/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joseph "Black" Segrain (age 34), of Pawtucket, was sentenced today to a total of 90 years with 80 years to serve, of which 35 years is non-parolable, for his role in the January 9, 2017 daytime drive-by shooting in downtown Providence that left...
03/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI In a letter sent to the Division of Public Utilities &amp; Carriers last week, Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced his plan to propose legislation that will further protect Rhode Island consumers who are doing business with alternate electric suppliers while protecting potential...