State Government Press Releases

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05/17/2018
Wear It! Campaign reminds boaters to wear a life jacket each and every time they are on the water PROVIDENCE Environmental Police Officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are teaming up with boating safety advocates across the United States and Canada to...
05/17/2018
Farms in Foster, Little Compton, and Smithfield will use $54,000 in funding for renewable energy investments to "green" their operations and save money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources...
05/15/2018
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it failed to provide a document responsive to his request. Although we had concerns whether the Complainant's request fell within the ambit of the APRA, we noted that because the Complainant already had the requested document, we only...
05/15/2018
Complainant alleged that the City Council violated the OMA when it discussed the process for selecting a new councilmember outside of the public purview. Complainant also alleged that the interviews of candidates in executive session was improper. The submitted affidavits revealed that numerous...
05/16/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Potter Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket has been selected as a 2018 Green Ribbon School, and the University of Rhode Island has been selected as a Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee. These awards recognize educational...
05/16/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Jorge Depina (age 37), of Pawtucket, was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel to life for the killing of his 10-year-old daughter Aleida Depina on July 3, 2013. Depina was found guilty by a jury in April of one count of second...
05/15/2018
The Rhode Island Secretary of State sought guidance as to whether using an electronic kiosk to post Open Meetings Act information was proper. We concluded that the proposed electronic kiosk that is physically present outside the State Library complies with R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-6(c). We also...
05/16/2018
The spread of a fungus that's deadly to the Gypsy moth has shrunk the population, but there will still be some hard-hit areas in the months ahead PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising homeowners that it does not anticipate widespread defoliation...
05/15/2018
DHS invites you to get your photo taken with HIGH QUALITY CHILD CARE supporters, Elmo, Poppy from Trolls, and Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol! It's a Picture Perfect opportunity to support the State's child care initiatives, including the push for tiered child care quality rates that will:
05/15/2018
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of 20 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of a nationwide preliminary injunction that would block a recent attempt by the federal Administration to reduce...