State Government Press Releases

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03/20/2020
Flushing cleaning wipes causes clogs and can lead to overflows in wastewater collection systems PROVIDENCE With new reports of damaged pump stations and overwhelmed screening facilities in Rhode Island wastewater collection and treatment systems, the Department of Environmental...
03/20/2020
The RI Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to helping its customers get the resources they need while the State responds to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). If more is needed beyond what can be received with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance benefits, here...
03/20/2020
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha urges the public to be vigilant as new scams emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call, e-mails, or text messages promising federal aid checks and seeking upfront payment, bank account information, social security numbers or other personally identifiable...
03/20/2020
CRANSTON, RI - The RI Department of Human Services (DHS) has been working to ensure we can serve our shared customers under the unusual and ever-changing time of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Below are some of the steps we've taken to maintain benefits and supports to our vulnerable neighbors while...
03/20/2020
No arrests to report. Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp....
03/19/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH today made several important announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. - Evictions: State courts will not process any residential or commercial evictions for the next thirty days.
03/19/2020
PROVIDENCE Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is pausing walk-in service at the offices with the most frequent lines and crowds. DEM encourages its customers to use online, telephonic, or mail-in services whenever possible. Across the...
03/19/2020
Now, more than ever, Rhode Islanders need to have trust and confidence in their state and local government. We encourage public bodies and agencies to continue to operate as openly and transparently as possible. On March 16, 2020, Governor Raimondo issued an <a href="http://www.governor.ri.gov/...
03/19/2020
No arrests to report Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp....
03/18/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH today made several important announcements about the state's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. - Schools: The next two weeks - from Monday, March 23rd through Friday April 3 - will be distance...