State Government Press Releases

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03/19/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is implementing a new lane shift on I-95 North at the Eddy Street Bridge near the I-195 Interchange and the Rhode Island Hospital campus in Providence on Friday night, March 20. All traffic on I-95 North will shift to the left at the bridge.
03/18/2020
In PR 20-07, this Office determined that the City violated the APRA by withholding in its entirety a police report related to an officer-involved shooting death. We directed the City to disclose the report and its attachments to the Complainant, subject to certain permissible redactions discussed...
03/18/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Association violated the APRA when it failed to respond to his records request. We found that the Association is a private volunteer organization made up of football coaches from both public and private schools. Crucially, there was no evidence that the Association...
03/18/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it withheld requested executive session minutes and failed to formally respond to two of his public records requests. We found that the Town permissibly withheld the sealed executive session minutes under the APRA's exemption for sealed...
03/18/2020
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it failed to respond to his public records request. The City acknowledged that it failed to do so but explained that the request email was mistakenly deleted as suspected spam. Once the City became aware of the mistake, it responded to...
03/18/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Foundation violated the OMA by failing to post notice and agendas on the Secretary of State's website for several meetings. Guided by Rhode Island Supreme Court precedent, we concluded based on the totality of the evidence that the Foundation is not a public body...
03/18/2020
The Complainant alleged the School Committee violated the OMA on February 4, 2020 when it provided school tours to potential custodial vendors that constituted a rolling quorum pertaining to a new custodial contract. The undisputed evidence revealed that the February 4 "meeting" was a mandatory pre-
03/18/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when it convened into executive session to discuss the disposition of property. The evidence indicated that the subject property was "publicly held property" within the meaning of R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-5(a)(5) and that the Town Council'
03/18/2020
Complainant alleged that the Council violated the OMA at its October 15, 2019 meeting when it improperly convened into executive session pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-5(a)(1) to discuss the Town Manager search without discussing the job performance, character, or physical or mental health of...
03/18/2020
The Complainant alleged that the City Council violated the OMA when a working group convened outside the public purview. Based on the undisputed evidence, we found that no quorum of the City Council was present at the working group meeting and thus the OMA was not implicated with respect to the...