State Government Press Releases

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08/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Gooseberry Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the beach season. The status of a beach may change as new data...
08/21/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with Indie Cycle is hosting an e-waste collection event at Goddard Park. What: E-Waste Recycling Drop-off Where: Goddard Park, Farmers' Market, 145 Ives Road, Warwick When: Friday, August 23, 9 AM ...
08/21/2019
In light of recent increases in opioid overdose-related emergency department visits, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is cautioning all Rhode Islanders that law enforcement is reporting an increase in the circulation of counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl. Hospitals in Rhode...
08/21/2019
Information gathered from online survey will help inform the RI 2020 State Forest Action Plan PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is conducting an online survey this month to gather public input on issues related to state forests. Feedback will be used to inform...
08/21/2019
Earlier today, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, joined by Colonel James M. Manni of the Rhode Island State Police and Colonel Daniel J. Barzykowski of the Central Falls Police Department, provided an update on the status of the investigation into the incident that took place at the Wyatt...
08/20/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Surfer's End at Sachuest Beach in Middletown for swimming because of high bacteria levels, and re-opening YMCA Camp Watchaug and Burlingame Picnic Area in Charlestown since bacteria counts there have returned to acceptable levels.
08/20/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that a sewer lined owned by the Naval Station Newport failed today, discharging 10,000 gallons of untreated sewage into Newport Harbor. Since notifying DEM of the failure of the force main this morning,...
08/16/2019
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue (DOR) today released its FY 2020 Revenue Assessment Report for July 2019. The Revenue Assessment Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the adjusted general revenues by revenue source on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly...
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Third Beach in Middletown and Camp Watchaug in Charlestown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season....
08/16/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid contact with Carbuncle Pond in Coventry because of potential risks from blue-green algae. The advisories that RIDOH and DEM have issued for several other bodies of...