State Government Press Releases

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07/02/2018
Monday, July 2 Position: Contract Administrator Job Number: 813851 Employer: Purvis Systems Location: Newport, RI $60,000 to $65,000 per year (as seen on Channel 12) Position:Leveling Machine Operator 3rd Shift Job...
06/30/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Lincoln Woods State Park Beach in Lincoln for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH also recommends reopening Ninigret Pond in Charlestown based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable...
06/30/2018
Media Contact: Captain Derek W. Borek, District A Commander, 401-444-1014 At 8:42 PM, Troopers arrested Edward J. Parent, age 68, of 71 Pichette Blvd, Woonsocket, RI, for: 1) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Drugs and/or Alcohol- Phase I -.195 BAC Phase II-.186 BAC. The arrest was...
06/29/2018
Amended bill gives courts discretion in sentencing, preserves Good Samaritan immunity Administration remains committed to prevention, treatment and recovery PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an amended version of the so-called Kristen's Law bill earlier today which will aid...
06/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed the PawSox legislation this afternoon. She released the following statement: "As I've said all along, the PawSox belong in Pawtucket. No one wants to see them end up in Worcester. This legislation gives Mayor Grebien an opportunity to work with...
06/29/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Ricardo Franco (age 40), of Central Falls, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern to 45 years, with 30 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for three counts of first degree child molestation. In addition,
06/29/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the July schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include guided hikes, youth and family hunter education workshops, and free admission to Seagrave Memorial...
06/29/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) urges all Rhode Islanders to protect themselves against the elevated heat indexes forecasted for the coming week with a few simple health precautions. Heat indexes above 90 degrees are expected from Sunday through the 4th of July. "Extreme heat can...
06/29/2018
PROVIDENCE With Independence Day and the peak of the beach season fast approaching, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging beach-goers to buy seasonal passes today to help ease traffic tie-ups this weekend and on the Fourth of July. Temperatures are expected to soar into...
06/29/2018
Lane splits go into effect starting tomorrow for bridge replacement The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about a new traffic pattern scheduled to begin tomorrow, Saturday, June 30 at Exit 19 on I-95 North and Sunday, July 1 after Exit 19...