State Government Press Releases

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11/01/2021
Sampling will resume on May 31, 2022.
11/01/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that a public health alert is being issued for Citterio Italian-style salame sticks because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. These products were sold nationwide at Trader Joe's locations and by other retailers. The...
11/01/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The McKee Administration today announced a request for proposals (RFP) seeking qualified entities to provide a site and develop a new facility for the Rhode Island Department of Health State Health Laboratories (RISHL) and additional private laboratory space. The RFP, issued by...
10/29/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Foster man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 10 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to sexually assaulting a female victim under the age of 14 between 2011 and 2015. ...
10/28/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the final round of mosquito testing for 2021 conducted by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed no new positive findings of either West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern...
10/28/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that $75,000 grants are available to communities and private businesses that own and/or operate boating facilities that are accessible to the public. The grants, funded by the US Fish & Wildlife Service...
10/28/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Rhode Island's once-a-decade redistricting process is underway, and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is launching a new resource that brings added transparency to a process that greatly affects voter participation in Rhode Island. Secretary Gorbea's interactive Census Data...
10/27/2021
The Confreda Greenhouses and Farms public water system (2150 Scituate Avenue in Hope) is required to issue a do not drink notice for infants 6 months and younger to their customers and employees because nitrate was found in the well over the maximum contaminant level. Parents should not give the...
10/27/2021
The Rhode Island pension fund continued its steady performance during September 2021, returning -0.19% and significantly outperformed the U.S. stock market, which returned -4.49% as measured by the Russell 3000 index during the same period. "Our Back-to-Basics Investment strategy is helping...
10/27/2021
(Providence, R.I.) A cluster of historic farmsteads in Richmond has received federal recognition for its architectural and agricultural significance. Jeffrey Emidy, Interim Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, announced that the National Park...