State Government Press Releases

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09/04/2020
Nearly 300 businesses in sectors such as hospitality, personal services, banking, fitness, and retail received perfect scores on their COVID-19 compliance inspections, according to Rhode Island's COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force. The COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force is a collaboration between the...
09/03/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Barber Pond in South Kingstown and Blackamore Pond in Cranston due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. Blue-green algae can produce...
09/03/2020
Overnight closures are scheduled for Route 138 at the I-95 interchange in Richmond for the week of September 14 as part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) $21.3 million project to replace the Kingston Road Bridge, which carries I-95 over Route 138. Starting Tuesday night,
09/03/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) announced today that Rhode Island has successfully completed the programming needed to issue payments as part of the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, which is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). Claimants...
09/02/2020
CRANSTON, RI: Voters have the option of returning their September 8 Primary mail ballot in drop boxes located at each City/Town Hall across the state, regardless of city or town of residence. A list of drop boxes and available hours is available at www.elections.ri.gov. Ballots placed in these...
09/02/2020
The Complainant submitted a ten-part APRA request to DEM and alleged that DEM violated the APRA when it: (1) untimely responded to certain requests; (2) withheld documents responsive to certain requests; (3) provided links to websites in response to certain requests rather than providing copies of...
09/02/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Department violated the APRA when it failed to produce records regarding legal fees it incurred related to a specific matter and when, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(A)(I)(a) and 38-2-2(4)(B), it withheld a document related to a request for "the contract,...
09/02/2020
PR 20-60 Lamendola v. East Greenwich School District No violation The Complainant alleged the School Department violated the APRA when it denied his request for the April 9, 2019 School Committee executive session meeting minutes. The School Department provided undisputed evidence that the...
09/02/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield. The advisory related to high levels of blue-green algae, also known as...
09/02/2020
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, and other state and local leaders gathered on the side of Route 146 in North Smithfield today to highlight...