State Government Press Releases

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08/26/2020
Women's Equality Day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees American women the right to vote, and raises awareness about the importance of gender equality in all walks of life. "Today we are reminded of the sacrifices made by suffragists,...
08/26/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI With Rhode Island's September 8 primary and November 3 general election fast approaching, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced a partnership with United Way of Rhode Island to launch the state's first 2-1-1 Voter Information Hotline. The new voter information...
08/25/2020
As part of its ongoing project to rehabilitate the Eddy Street Bridge in Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will put in place a lane split on I-95 northbound over Eddy Street, between Exit 19 (I-195 East) and Exit 20 (Point Street) on Friday, August 28. The split...
08/25/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Warren Town Beach for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become available. The most up-to-date...
08/25/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Rhode Island was recently ranked second in the nation in a Thumbtack survey of small business friendliness, a recognition applauded by Lt. Governor Dan McKee who serves as Chair of the state's Small Business Advocacy Council. Thumbtack, a national online service that connects...
08/25/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Dan McKee today announced the winners of the 2020 Virtual Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge, a Shark Tank-style business pitch competition for Rhode Island high school students. Five teams of young entrepreneurs won a total of $14,000 in scholarships. Lt.
08/25/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Prima Wawona and Aldi are recalling bagged and loose Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold between June 1 through August 19, 2020 due to possible Salmonella contamination. Aldi has removed the affected...
08/25/2020
As part of ongoing repairs to the Knight Bridge, which carries I-295 North over I-95 South, just prior to Exit 1A in Warwick, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close one of the two travel lanes for a weekend, starting on Friday, August 28. This timeframe allows RIDOT to...
08/24/2020
The Rhode Island State Police today report six out of state residents were arrested and numerous motor vehicle summons issued after the first week of stepped-up enforcement on Block Island. Additional Troopers, including members of the Division's Traffic Safety Unit, were deployed to Block Island...
08/24/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov No arrests to report.