State Government Press Releases

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08/28/2020
Starting Sunday night, August 30, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will establish car and truck detours for traffic on the Broad Street Bridge over I-95 in downtown Providence, between the east and west service roads along the highway. ? RIDOT is replacing the deck of the...
08/28/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 147 mosquito samples from 44 traps set on Monday, August 17 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there has been one...
09/17/2020
At the request of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she is convening a Municipal Resilience Task Force. Bringing together municipal, state and private sector leaders, the group will be tasked with developing innovative recommendations that...
08/28/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and the Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc., will offer a youth waterfowl orientation and training workshop from 4 PM to 7 PM on Tuesday, September 29, at the Great Swamp Field...
08/28/2020
The Complainant alleged that the CFDFC violated the OMA by failing to provide access to a remote meeting on May 21, 2020. This Office found that the undisputed evidence established that the May 21, 2020 meeting was held remotely pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order and was accessible to the...
08/28/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Warren Town Beach for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer. The status of a beach may...
08/27/2020
More than 200 businesses in sectors such as retail, fitness, and hospitality received perfect scores on their COVID-19 compliance inspections, according to Rhode Island's COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force. The COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force is a collaboration between the Rhode Island Department of...
08/26/2020
In exercising its duty to review complaints under the Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), the Office of Attorney General must apply the law as written and as interpreted by the courts. The Attorney General has consistently advocated for greater transparency and accountability by all public...
08/26/2020
The Complainant alleged the Town violated the APRA by: (1) failing to timely respond to the request; (2) failing to respond to the request for text messages; and (3) withholding responsive documents pursuant to the attorney-client relationship exemption. The Town did not dispute that it failed to...
08/26/2020
The Complaint alleged that the Department violated the APRA by withholding all of the reports that were responsive to his request for several years of internal affairs reports. This Office did not find a violation at this time, but required the Department to re-apply the balancing test to the...