State Government Press Releases

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09/08/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that work will begin Sept. 13 to add another lane to the entrance and strengthen stormwater controls at East Matunuck State Beach in South Kingstown. DEM anticipates that the almost-$700,000 project, which...
09/08/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) will receive more than $10.5 million from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for their Behavioral Health System of Care for...
09/07/2022
CRANSTON, R.I. – To better help Rhode Islanders understand the vote tabulation and public results reporting process for the September 13th primary election, the Rhode Island Board of Elections has released the following timeline:
09/02/2022
Starting on Friday night, September 16, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin shifting traffic in phases onto the new I-95 Northbound Providence Viaduct. The first lane will shift onto the bridge on September 16, the remaining lanes approximately two weeks later, and...
09/07/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. –In an effort to respond to current and projected needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness, Governor Dan McKee today announced the State is committing up to $5 million to expand shelter capacity statewide. "All Rhode Islanders deserve a safe place to sleep at...
09/07/2022
Leave your passport at home and explore the world through art and music! RIHPHC will present Rhode Island's 44th Annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 17, from noon to 5 pm at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Join in a lively celebration of our state's rich cultural heritage....
09/07/2022
LINCOLN, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today kicked off the I-295 paving project, one of the first in RIDOT's aggressive five-year program to repave Rhode Island's worst roads. The I-295 corridor is one of the poster children for potholes and...
09/07/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Dan McKee today announced that a 30-day public comment period for a drafted offshore wind procurement request for proposals is now open through October 7. The State's primary utility company, Rhode Island Energy, is administering the RFP and will issue the procurement...
09/07/2022
At 11 :12 PM, Troopers arrested Jovantey Mendes, age 28, of 15 Clark Avenue, Pawtucket, RI on 1.) Providence Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear – 32F Technical Violation on the original charge of Domestic Violence, originating out of the Pawtucket Police Department and 2.)...
09/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that several shellfish areas in Narragansett Bay are closed due to excessive rain in the Providence metropolitan area Sept. 5-6. Upper Narragansett Bay area A, Upper Narragansett Bay area B, and Lower...