State Government Press Releases

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06/10/2018
Media Contact: Captain Derek W. Borek, District A Commander, 401-444-1014 At 1:54 AM, Troopers arrested Jose Vargas, age 37, of 532 Plainfield Street, Providence, RI, for: 1) Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and or Drugs - .15/Greater (PHASE 1: .207, PHASE 2: .213). The arrest was the...
06/09/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Venda Ravioli recalled approximately 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli products on Friday. The recall was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (link to announcement below). The frozen meat ravioli items...
06/08/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Sisson Pond in Portsmouth because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms in that pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can...
06/08/2018
With guidance from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, DEM is mobilizing volunteers to protect the threatened, migratory birds' nest until the eggs hatch. DEM is advising people to expect 'plover-flow' traffic at Roger Wheeler State Beach in the weeks ahead. PROVIDENCE A pair of piping plovers...
06/08/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and Rhode Island Hospital have entered into a Consent Agreement, in lieu of regulatory action, that will result in the healthcare facility implementing a series of system improvement measures over the coming year. The agreement follows a review by...
06/08/2018
PROVIDENCE With the forecast predicting sunnier, warmer, "beachier" weather than has recently been the case, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging beach-goers to buy seasonal passes today to help ease weekend traffic tie-ups tomorrow and Sunday. Per-vehicle transaction...
06/08/2018
Participants will learn how to harvest and prepare quahogs at the popular "Come Clam With Me" sessions. Perfect for families, all ages welcome! PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of free recreational clamming workshops this summer....
06/08/2018
The Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when the agenda for its September 11, 2017 meeting was insufficiently specific with respect to a sound variance and when the September 11, 2017 meeting minutes were insufficient and/or inaccurate. With respect to the alleged notice...
06/08/2018
An inmate incarcerated for life in prison requested the job applications of two correctional officers and after being denied certain information, namely the name of the elementary school or secondary school last attended, the type of high school, the highest and lowest salary for prior employment...
06/08/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Earlier today, Governor Gina M. Raimondo directed the state's Department of Administration to implement reforms that will enhance employee accountability, strengthen the state's standards for maintaining licensing and certifications, and enhance the consequences of failing to meet...