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Interim Report of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported September 29, 2016)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Rony Martinez Pereyra (age 44) 85 Lawrence St. Cranston, RI P1-2016-2870AG The Providence...



Rhode Island waters stocked with Trout for Columbus Day weekend

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island with some 6,000 trout in advance of Columbus Day weekend – a popular time for recreational fishing. Because of the extreme drought conditions present in many of the state's freshwaters,



Lt. Governor McKee's Response to Access Northeast Pipeline Docket

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee filed a response with the Public Utilities Commission on the Access Northeast Pipeline Docket. McKee's response is on behalf of Rhode Island's small business and residential ratepayers. Link to response below. Media Contact: Andrea Palagi | andrea.palagi@...



DLT Featured Jobs for Friday, September 30, 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:15:00 GMT

Position: Web Development Immersive Training http://www.dlt.ri.gov/realjobs/pdfs/train/GAwebdev.pdf Employer: TechHire Location: Providence, RI --- (as seen on Channel 10 and 12) Position: Chief of Support Services Job Number: 732780 Employer: Wyatt Detention Center



RI Achieves 100% Enrollment in Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:15:00 GMT

One hundred percent of healthcare providers who are authorized to prescribe opioids and other potent medications are now enrolled in the state's prescription drug monitoring database, marking an important step in Rhode Island's work to prevent overdose deaths, the Rhode Island Department of Health (



Raimondo Directs U.S. and Rhode Island Flags Lowered

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on September 30, 2016 to honor the memory of former...



Secretary Gorbea releases newly designed 2016 Voter Information Handbook

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released a newly designed Voter Information Handbook to help prepare Rhode Island voters for the November 8 General Election. The 2016 edition includes information on the elimination of straight party voting; illustrations of voting...



DLT Featured Jobs for Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:15:00 GMT

Position: Director of Public Works Job Number: 732680 Employer: Town of Warren Location: Warren, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Assistant Manager Job Number: 731112 Employer: The Town Dock Location: Narragansett, RI Rate based on experience (



Lincoln Woods Barracks

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMT

At 2:08 PM, Troopers arrested Malcolm Sostre, age 23, of 868 Lonsdale Avenue, Central Falls, RI on a Providence Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Pre-Trial Conference on the charge of Driving without Consent of Owner originating out of the Pawtucket Police Department. This...



McKee Premiers "Advance RI" TV Show Aimed at Giving Rhode Islanders a Voice

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee launches "Advance RI," a monthly television show aimed at amplifying the voice of Rhode Islanders who have firsthand experience in McKee's three main issue areas: Supporting small businesses, advocating for excellent public education and...



Governor, Moffit, DEM announce community recreation grant awards during Green Economy Bond Rally

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE – As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Gina Raimondo joined First Gentleman Andy Moffit, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today at a rally in support of the Green Economy Bond. The $35 million...



Treasurer Magaziner Announces 'Back to Basics' Plan to Strengthen Pension Fund

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

New Strategy Includes Significant Reduction in Use of Hedge Funds In Favor of More Traditional Strategies for Growth, Stability PROVIDENCE, RI—General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced today a new "Back to Basics" investment strategy for the Rhode Island pension fund, following unanimous...



Special Assistant Attorney General Kim Ahern Receives 2016 YWCA Women of Achievement Award

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:45:00 GMT

The YWCA Rhode Island announced that Special Assistant Attorney General Kimberly Ahern was chosen to receive one of its 2016 Women of Achievement awards. Ahern was selected for her professional work and public service, as well as her skills as leader, role model, mentor, and as an agent for...



DLT Featured Jobs for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:15:00 GMT

Position: Sales/Customer Service Essentials Training http://www.dlt.ri.gov/realjobs/pdfs/train/NRICareerAcademyFlyer0916.pdf Employer: Connecting for Children and Families Location: Woonsocket, RI (as seen on Channel 10 and 12) Position: Diesel Mechanic Job Number:...



R.I. Department of Revenue releases June 2016 cash collections report

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:30:00 GMT

Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2016 Cash Collections Report for June 2016. The Cash Collections Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares current fiscal year cash collections by revenue item on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis to...



North Providence Woman Pleads to Unemployment Insurance Benefit Fraud

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:45:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Melody Vieira (age 48), of North Providence, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500 for collecting more than $20,000 in unemployment...



Governor Raimondo and Commerce Corporation Bring Two New Development Projects to Rhode Island

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:30:00 GMT

Since January, Commerce Corporation's real estate incentives, including Rebuild RI, have leveraged nearly $400million in private investment Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation took steps last night to bring two new real estate development projects to



Raimondo Issues Challenge to Put $5M Back in College Students' Pockets

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:15:00 GMT

Office of Innovation launches Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Responding to concerns college students have raised about the rising cost of textbooks being a barrier to a degree, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new challenge today, led by the Governor's Office of...



DLT Featured Jobs for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Position: Tax Preparers Job Number: 731340 Employer: Jackson Hewitt Location: Smithfield, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Line Cook Job Number: 731508 Employer: Gregg's Restaurant Location: North Kingstown, RI $11.00 per hour



Lincoln Woods Barracks

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMT

At 2:00 PM, Troopers arrested Austin Smith, age 20, of 727 Pendleton Hill Road, North Stonington, CT for Reckless Driving. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle accident on Route 95 on 9/25/16 and a subsequent barracks investigation by Troopers. The subject was misdemeanor released at Rhode...