State Government Press Releases

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04/20/2021
Continued concern over CRMC's approval process prompts RIAG to seek to intervene in second lawsuit PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that his office has petitioned the Rhode Island Superior Court to intervene in Town of New Shoreham v. Champlin's Realty...
04/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has been expanded to all Rhode Islanders 16 and older. Thousands of appointments are currently available on vaccinateRI.org, and an additional 9,000...
04/20/2021
As part of its ongoing $265 million Providence Viaduct Northbound Project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will implement new lane shifts for portions of I-95 South and Route 146 North in Providence beginning on Friday night, April 23. One of the shifts will be on I-95...
04/20/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On April 19, 2021 at 11:35 PM, Troopers arrested Richard Hall, age 44, of 27 Mulberry Street, Providence, Rhode Island for 1) Two(2) active Superior Court Bench Warrant for...
04/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today joined U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. to kick off the start of RIDOT's 2021 construction season. The event was...
04/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and legislative sponsors, today signed into law the Fair Housing Practices Act (S-0561, H-5257) which prohibits housing discrimination against renters based on their source of...
04/19/2021
PROVIDENCE During Earth Week, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to be intentional in taking small but purposeful steps to live more sustainably. Taken together, the simple behavioral changes that we can all make each day at home, on the road, at work...
04/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that season beach passes and gift certificates will be available for purchase at www.riparks.com/beachpass beginning Tuesday, April 20. Individuals may purchase resident, non-resident, or senior season beach passes at this...
04/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold virtual public hearings this month on proposed fee changes for daily parking at Misquamicut State Beach and Lot G in the Port of Galilee. Due to the Covid-19 emergency, which prevents the Department from holding...
04/15/2021
The federal government recently approved that some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will receive a minimum supplemental payment of $95 each month. Affected Rhode Island SNAP recipients will receive the April supplemental payment in April sometime after April 16, 2021.