State Government Press Releases

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07/16/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that Conditional Area A, previously scheduled to reopen at sunrise tomorrow morning, is extended until further notice. Conditional Area closures were enacted after the rainfall that occurred Friday, July 9....
07/16/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Upper and Lower Melville Ponds in Portsmouth due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can...
07/16/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 178 mosquito samples from 57 traps set statewide between June 23 and July 6 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) by the Rhode Island Department...
07/16/2021
Governor Dan McKee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Acting Administrator of Project Management Lori Fisette today joined with state and local leaders to break ground for the Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2...
07/16/2021
At approximately 6:27 PM on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Troopers from the Lincoln Barracks, along with members of the Providence Rescue and Fire Department, responded to a crash on Route 146 South at the Admiral Street exit ramp involving a motor vehicle and a motorcycle. The subsequent...
07/15/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Ginny B's Campground in Foster, Kent County YMCA in Warwick, and Kingston's Camp in Kingston for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water...
07/15/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 12 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) for his role in the multi-defendant sexual assault of an incapacitated 16-year-old female victim in...
07/15/2021
With on-site COVID-19 testing to be available to schools in the fall, and with COVID-19 testing now more accessible in traditional healthcare settings, six State-run testing sites for school and child care communities will wind down operations at the end of July, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode...
07/15/2021
The Attorney General's office will bring services directly into more communities with new office hours in Wiggin Village on Cranston Street in Providence PROVIDENCE, RI Furthering the Office's mission to be accessible to all Rhode Islanders, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced...
07/15/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that an East Providence man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 16 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to molesting a female victim under the age of 14 between 2017 and 2019. ...