State Government Press Releases

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10/08/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Parks and Recreation invites Rhode Islanders to a fun-filled, family festival at Burlingame State Park and Campground in Charlestown on Sunday, October 13. The Burlingame Family Festival will be held from 11 AM to 5 PM and...
10/04/2019
In response to Governor Gina M. Raimondo's Executive Order last week on the public health epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) promulgated today, October 4, 2019, emergency health regulations banning the sale of flavored electronic nicotine-delivery...
10/04/2019
PROVIDENCE Although the forecast of the season's first frost advisory tonight with temperatures falling into the mid-30s is welcome news, the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are reminding Rhode Islanders that the risk of mosquito-...
10/04/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that E. A Sween Company is recalling multiple products because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,
10/04/2019
A confirmed canine distemper outbreak in Jamestown and Warwick affecting raccoons and skunks could signal an increased risk for pet dogs. Although the disease is not transmissible to humans, it is often fatal to dogs. PROVIDENCE Acting on alerts from both the Jamestown and Warwick Police...
10/04/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that George Dugas (age 55), of Woonsocket pleaded nolo contendere in Providence County Superior Court on October 1, 2019 to one count of first-degree child molestation. Dugas is scheduled to be sentenced on November 20, 2019 in Providence Superior Court.
10/04/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 2:36 PM, Troopers arrested Christopher Tejeda, age 23, of 120 Alverson Avenue, Providence, RI for: 1) Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for Domestic Simple Assault, originating out of the Providence Police Department....
10/03/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina Raimondo today joined with University of Rhode Island (URI) President David Dooley to announce the second round of RI Innovation Campus projects that will catalyze academic research into new commercial products and businesses. The two additional campuses are expected...
10/03/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reporting that two Rhode Island cases are now included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or "vaping." Both...
10/03/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in freshwaters across Rhode Island next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. The following waters will be stocked with trout before Columbus Day: