State Government Press Releases

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01/02/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Bureau Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 At 11:33 AM, Troopers arrested William Bailey, age 34, of 296 Sayles Avenue, Pawtucket, RI for: 1) Parole Board Detention Warrant for a Violation of Parole on the original...
12/31/2019
PROVIDENCE Tomorrow, on New Year's Day, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting free guided walking tours at Colt State Park, in Bristol. The one-and-a-half-mile hike offers panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and is part of the ninth annual First Day Hike event...
12/31/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that effective at noon today and until noon on January 7, two areas of Point Judith Pond will be closed to shellfishing due to the strong storm that brought 1.4 inches of rainfall to the area. These areas are shown on the...
12/26/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing that the flu is now "widespread" in Rhode Island, triggering the requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other healthcare facilities to wear masks during direct patient contact. "The masking requirement...
12/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Bakkavor Foods USA is recalling Trader Joe's Egg Salad and Trader Joe's Old Fashioned Potato Salad with "USE BY" date codes up through and including 12/27/19 because these products have the potential to be contaminated with...
12/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Almark Foods is recalling all hard-boiled eggs manufactured at the company's Gainesville, Georgia facility, including all retail, pillow pack, pouch pack, frozen diced, and protein kit products, due to potential contamination...
12/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are lifting the recreational advisories that have been in place for a number of water bodies throughout Rhode Island because of blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria). The...
12/24/2019
The Complainant alleged that the City assessed an unreasonable prepayment estimate to produce records. The undisputed evidence indicated that the request encompassed over two hundred potentially responsive emails, some of which contained private addresses and personal email addresses. We...
12/24/2019
The Complainant alleged the Town violated the APRA when it failed to provide documents responsive to her request related to an ordinance. Based on the undisputed evidence, the full text of the amended ordinance was not available at the time Complainant submitted her APRA request. Additionally, in...
12/24/2019
The Complainant alleged the Town violated the APRA when it denied her request for emails between the Town Council President and Town Manager and when its denial failed to articulate its APRA appeal procedures. Based on our in camera review, we found the Town did not violate the APRA when it...