State Government Press Releases

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10/09/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina Raimondo today joined with University of Rhode Island (URI) President David Dooley to announce the second round of RI Innovation Campus projects that will catalyze academic research into new commercial products and businesses. The two additional campuses are expected...
10/03/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) launched Rhode Island's annual flu immunization campaign today in collaboration with community partners, including East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) and members of the East Providence Health Equity Zone (HEZ) community collaborative. Dr. Ailis...
10/03/2019
Grant awards will promote growth of the local farm economy PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of $275,557 in farm viability grants to four Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture; the grants are made possible by the U.S....
10/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of overnight lane restrictions on Route 146 in the area of the Farnum Pike Bridge in North Smithfield for milling and paving operations. The bridge carries Route 146 over Farnum Pike (Route 104). Overnight closures...
10/03/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 11:19 AM, Troopers arrested Israel Calderon, age 43, of 485 Plainfield Street, Providence, RI for: 1) Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for Larceny, originating out of the Providence Police Department. The arrest was...
10/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Whole Foods Market stores in the northeast are recalling Dorset cheese because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal...
10/02/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary traffic pattern changes on the Spring Brook Bridge, which carries Route 146 North over Route 146A in North Smithfield, starting Friday, October 4. These changes will allow the department to make repairs to...
10/02/2019
The Rhode Island pension fund finished well ahead of U.S. and global stock markets in August due to the defensively positioned investments in the fund's portfolio. In a month when the U.S. stock market, as measured by the Russell 3000 Index, fell by -2.0%, and international markets returned -2.4%
10/01/2019
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. gathered with local and state leaders to celebrate the completion of resurfacing on another segment of deteriorated Route 6 in western Rhode Island. This latest segment, about 3.5 miles from Route 101 to Route 102 in...
09/30/2019
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today joined Governor Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Neronha for a ceremonial bill signing of the Student Loan Bill of Rights, which protects Rhode Islanders through new consumer protections and oversight of student loan servicing practices.