State Government Press Releases

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09/07/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising paddlers and anglers to use caution and wear a life jacket to help ensure they enjoy a safe boating experience. Over Labor Day weekend, DEM's Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) responded to several rescues of...
09/07/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing by RIDOH State Health Laboratories has confirmed no new positive isolations (findings) of West Nile Virus (WNV). DEM collected 184 pools (samples) of mosquitoes from 64 traps set...
09/04/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that a North Providence couple was exposed to rabies by feeding a raccoon that later was tested and found to be carrying the rabies virus. DEM reminds the...
09/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Brickyard Pond in Barrington due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and...
09/03/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising the public that the advisory to not swim at Scarborough State Beaches (North and South) in Narragansett is still in place. This advisory was put in place on August 31st and remains in effect because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH and...
09/03/2021
PROVIDENCE Promoting and increasing outdoor recreation is one of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's core values and missions. A major way DEM accomplishes this is by offering classes, programs, and experiences to connect Rhode Islanders to the great outdoors. The agency is...
09/03/2021
Two of the four lanes on Metacom Avenue where it meets Vernon Street in Warren remain closed today as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) continues repairs to pavement damaged caused by the torrential rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Two-way traffic will be maintained...
09/03/2021
As part of its ongoing commitment to improve the state's stormwater systems, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started a project to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff from Warwick Avenue into Buckeye Brook, an important tributary to Narragansett Bay and passageway for...
09/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Statement from Attorney General Peter F. Neronha on the passing of former Chief of the Civil Division of the Office of the Attorney General, James R. Lee: "Jim was a cornerstone of the Attorney General's Office for many years, and he leaves a legacy as an outstanding and...
09/02/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a "Bioluminescence Night" at Beavertail State Park, in Jamestown, this weekend. The event will include educational displays of illuminated jellyfish and other local sea creatures. Marine bioluminescence is...