State Government Press Releases

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02/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. As Governor Gina M. Raimondo moves Rhode Island towards universal pre-K, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today announced that a Request for Proposals (RFP) is available for qualified providers to increase access in the 2019-2020 school year. Since 2015, Rhode...
02/28/2019
March 8 deadline set for LASA and Specialty Crop Grant applications PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds local farm and food businesses that $270,000 in grant funding is available to support small businesses and increase the competitiveness of...
02/28/2019
Traffic change necessary for replacement of Park Avenue Bridge over the Pocasset River The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will implement a detour for a portion of Route 12 (Park Avenue) in Cranston effective Monday, March 11. The detour is...
02/28/2019
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. Legislators, state agency leaders, community partners and Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) staff came together Monday, February 25, 2019 to celebrate the new location and customer-focused design of the DHS Middletown Family Regional Center, at 31 John Clarke Road.
02/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Daniel McKee's Utility Emergency Response Bill (H-5327) received substantial support from members of the small business community, municipal leaders, public safety organizations and professional associations during a hearing before the House Committee on Corporations...
02/28/2019
Rhode Island's pension fund earned $323 million from investments in the month of January, a 4.14 percent return that finished ahead of the fund's benchmark which returned 3.60 percent. The positive performance was driven by the investments in the global stock market - mostly low fee index funds...
03/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today recognized H. Philip West, Navyn Salem, Clifford Montiero, Community Angels, Inc. and Millennial RI with the 2019 NASS Medallion Award at a ceremony held this afternoon at the State House. "I've long said that the best public policy...
02/27/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that Leslie Morales (age 30), of South Kingstown, pleaded nolo contendere before Washington County Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg to charges of driving under the influence, death resulting and reckless driving, death resulting,...
02/27/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Lt. Governor Daniel McKee today unveiled an update to Rhode Island's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders featuring a new, bold set of recommendations for improving supports and services for Rhode Islanders affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. The Lt....
02/26/2019
Next session will take place Thursday, Feb. 28, at Narragansett Community Center PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will host the last two in a series of community listening sessions to solicit ideas on how to improve the State Parks System. The sessions offer an...