State Government Press Releases

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08/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield. The advisory was put in place because of high levels of blue-green algae, also...
08/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Easton's Beach in Newport, Camp Watchaug and Burlingame Picnic Area in Charlestown, and Briar Point Beach in Coventry because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH is also recommending that Roy Carpenter's Beach in...
08/02/2019
Implementation Coming the Weekend of August 9 On Friday night, August 9 at 9 p.m., motorists will experience temporary lane and exit closures as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) shifts traffic to the right on I-295 North, from Scituate Avenue to Hartford...
08/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends the closure of Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming due to high bacteria levels. The following beaches are currently closed for swimming: - Briar Point Beach in Coventry - Burlingame Picnic Area and Camp Watchaug in...
08/01/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends the closure of Easton's Beach in Middletown for swimming due to high bacteria levels. RIDOH also recommends the closure of Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to...
08/01/2019
Secretary Stefan Pryor today celebrated the state's Small Business Assistance Program reaching another milestone, awarding its 100th loan. Since the program was announced in November 2016, the state-backed loan fund has awarded more than $14.3 million in loans. "Small businesses are the...
08/01/2019
All Lanes Go Through, Stay in Your Lane The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the next step in a series of temporary traffic pattern changes on I-95 in Providence as part of the $10.8 million Oxford Street Bridge rehabilitation...
08/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 119 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Monday, July 22, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there have been no...
08/01/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Andrew McLean (age 26), of Woonsocket, was sentenced on July 31, 2019 to serve 40 years at the ACI for his role in a 2015 armed robbery of a pawn shop on Smith Street in Providence. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced McLean to a 60-...
08/01/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends the re-opening of Scarborough Beach South for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH recommends the closure of Burlingame Picnic Area on Watchaug Pond in Charlestown for swimming due to high bacteria levels....