State Government Press Releases

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06/17/2015
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommended re-opening Easton's Beach in Newport and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the...
06/17/2015
The Ethics Commission held its 8th meeting of 2015 on June 16, 2015. The Commission took the following actions: Unanimously voted to approve an Informal Resolution & Settlement in the matter of In re: Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, Complaint No. 2015-3. The Respondent utilized her Cranston...
06/17/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to assist its Division of Fish and Wildlife's wild turkey project by reporting any sightings of wild turkey hens with (or without) broods of young turkeys (poults). DEM biologists need the information to evaluate...
06/16/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI The Senate Finance Committee today unanimously confirmed General Treasurer Seth Magaziner's four nominees for the Rhode Island Public Finance Management Board (FMBC). They are: Patricia Anderson, Treasurer and Human Resource Director for the Town of Charlestown. Shawn...
06/17/2015
R.I. Treasury Initiative Will Create Jobs, Spur Construction PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner's Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) proposal was overwhelmingly approved this evening by the House of Representatives. The initiative is a part of the Governor's FY2016 Jobs...
06/16/2015
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Easton's Beach in Newport, Peabody's Beach in Middletown, and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas...
06/16/2015
CRANSTON, RI - The Woonsocket Division of Motor Vehicles at 217 Pond Street is closed effective June 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. due to an electrical outage affecting several thousand residents and businesses in the area. The Woonsocket DMV is expected to reopen on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m....
06/16/2015
PROVIDENCE - Angelo S. Liberti III, chief of surface water protection in the Department of Environmental Management's Office of Water Resources, is the recipient of Save The Bay's Environmental Achievement Award. Liberti was among six individuals recognized for their environmental work by the...
06/16/2015
Local Team's Skills and Training for Wastewater-collections Proficiency Contest Prevails over Other Teams from New England PROVIDENCE - A team of five Rhode Island wastewater treatment operators finished first place overall in a prestigious contest of wits, strength, speed and endurance...
06/16/2015
Today HEALTH released a new policy for reporting accidental drug-related overdose deaths. The revised policy reflects a change from the previous monthly reporting of "apparent" and "confirmed" deaths to weekly reporting of only the deaths that have been confirmed by the Office of State Medical...