State Government Press Releases

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11/08/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Mill Stream Corp. (Sullivan Harbor Farm) of Hancock, Maine is recalling ten lots of Cold Smoked Salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening...
11/08/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Bridget Morisseau (age 49), formerly of Cumberland, pleaded nolo contendere in Providence County Superior Court today to one count of embezzlement. Superior Court Magistrate Richard D. Raspallo sentenced Morisseau to three years of probation and...
11/07/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI With the 2020 Census right around the corner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the "why" and the "how" of the decennial census at the new Rhode Island State Archives exhibition: Count Me In! Established by the country's founding fathers in...
11/07/2019
The percentage of Rhode Island high school students who report frequent use of vaping products almost tripled in the last two years, and one-in-two Rhode Island high school students now report having tried vaping, according to new data released today by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH).
11/07/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a temporary road closure on Jackson Flat Road (Route 115) in the village of Hope in Scituate. The closure starts Tuesday, November 12 and will be in place for approximately three weeks. This $1.2 million project will replace...
11/05/2019
Changes Effective November 7 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will institute a new traffic pattern this week on Route 6 at the Woonasquatucket River Bridge, just west of the Hartford Avenue exit in Providence. All lanes will shift to the right, with two...
11/05/2019
Just published, an authoritative book about the 18 species of amphibians that are native to Rhode Island makes a great gift for nature enthusiasts. Its author is Chris Raithel, a longtime biologist with DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (
11/05/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Julio Sosa (age 31), of Providence was found guilty on November 1, 2019 by a Providence County Superior Court jury of three counts of first-degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict after one day of deliberations following a seven-day...
11/05/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Mitchell Savard (age 43), of Woonsocket was found guilty on November 1, 2019 by a Providence County Superior Court jury of one count of reckless driving, death resulting and one count of reckless driving, serious bodily injury resulting. The jury...
11/04/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Mann Packing Co. is recalling a series of vegetable products sold to select retailers throughout the United States. The recall is a response to a notification by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a potential...