State Government Press Releases

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05/16/2022
PROVIDENCE With the warmer weather arriving, state public health and environmental officials are urging residents to safely enjoy the outdoors. With a very mild winter in which more ticks than usual have likely survived until spring and with warmer weather and longer days giving people more...
05/13/2022
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding Rhode Islanders to remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge with warmer weather. Bird feeders, unsecured trash cans, livestock feed, and other easily available household and backyard food...
05/13/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI After a successful pre-kickoff event with Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, and local commercial quahoggers May 10 at the State House, DEM is proud to officially launch its sixth annual Quahog Week. Running from May 15 to May 21, the event promotes the cultural...
05/11/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly has postponed the aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands by helicopter from today to tomorrow, Thursday, May 12, due to high...
05/10/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, Juana Matias, Regional Administrator of the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Josh Saal, Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Housing, Eileen Hayes, President & CEO, Amos House and housing and community partners...
05/10/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today announced that Meals on Wheels Rhode Island will receive $150,000 in funding from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. The award will support 150 new AmeriCorps Senior volunteers in Providence. "We're grateful for this...
05/09/2022
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly will begin aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands by helicopter on Wednesday, May 11, weather permitting. Spraying will take...
05/06/2022
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, are Free Fishing Days in Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders and visitors alike can fish in the state's freshwaters on both days for all species of freshwater fish, without a fishing license...
05/06/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close some of the ramps from I-95 to and from the Airport Connector in Warwick starting on Monday night, May 9 for painting the barrier that separates eastbound and westbound traffic. The closures will be repeated nightly...
05/06/2022
PROVIDENCE In light of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement of the first human case of avian influenza A(H5) in the United States last week, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reconfirming that its ongoing surveillance efforts have...