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Raimondo Pushes for Strengthened Support of Small Manufacturers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:15:00 GMT

Pledging to advocate for strengthened support of small manufacturers, Governor Gina M. Raimondo visited Cranston-based Dean Machine today to outline her proposed Manufacturing Initiative. "In the past three years, we have worked to bring Rhode Island's manufacturing industry into the 21st...



DEM, Partners Help Local Farms "Green" Their Operations, Save Money

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:30:00 GMT

$120,000 Awarded for Renewable Energy Investments PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Rhode Island Resource Conservation & Development Area Council, today announced $120,000 in...



DEM Stocking Trout For Winter Fishing Season

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island this month with some 4,200 brook and rainbow trout for the winter trout fishing season. "Fishing is a popular winter activity for people of all ages, providing an opportunity to...



Treasurer Magaziner's Statement Regarding School Construction Proposal

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:30:00 GMT

Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today made the following statement in response to Governor Gina Raimondo's pledge to prioritize school construction in tonight's State of the State address: "Fixing Rhode Island's aging school buildings must be a priority. I was honored to co-chair...



AG Kilmartin Joins Lawsuit to Stop Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:45:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a coalition of 22 Attorneys General filed a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission's illegal rollback of Net Neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, formally...



RI State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit and Quincy, MA, Police Arrest West Warwick Man for Strong-Arm Robbery

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, announces that the Rhode Island State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit and the Quincy, Massachusetts Police Department recently conducted a robbery investigation in which a Rhode Island casino...



Division of Municipal Finance makes FY18 Property Tax Cap available

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

The R.I. Division of Municipal Finance has issued its Fiscal Year 2018 Property Tax Cap Report summarizing compliance with the state property tax levy cap of 4 percent, now in its 11th year. The Fiscal Year 2018 Property Tax Cap Report, now available on the division website, www.municipalfinance.



Scituate Barracks

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMT

Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, District A Commander, 401-444-1008 At 11:25 AM, Troopers arrested Carlos Rodriguez, age 28, of 181 Morin Heights Boulevard, Woonsocket, RI, for: Providence County Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Cost Review on the original...



Detective Bureau

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMT

MEDIA CONTACT: Major Dennis B. Fleming, Detective Commander (401-444-1005) No arrests to report.



Scituate Barracks

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:30:00 GMT

Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, District A Commander, 401-444-1008 At 2:15 PM, Troopers arrested Eric Dwinnell, age 20, of 141 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI, for: a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Cost Review on the original charge of Assault with Intent,...



Hope Valley Barracks

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT

MEDIA CONTACT: Captain Derek W. Borek, District "B" Commander, (401) 444-1014 At 2:00 AM, Troopers arrested Ricky Thayer, age 31, of 1653 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI, for Obstruction. Arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Washington Street in the Town of West Warwick. Subject was...



Detective Bureau

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:45:00 GMT

MEDIA CONTACT: Major Dennis B. Fleming, Detective Commander (401-444-1005) No arrests to report.



Detective Bureau

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT

MEDIA CONTACT: Major Dennis B. Fleming, Detective Commander (#401-444-1005) On January 12, 2018, members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Derek Bassett, age 27, of 9 Courtland Avenue, Narragansett, Rhode Island, on a Violation of Parole Warrant for an original charge of Operating...



Rhode Island State Police Identifies Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:00:00 GMT

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, states that a pedestrian who was struck and killed on Interstate 95 last night has been identified as Ebony M. Evans, 37, who has no permanent address. She was last known to be



OM 18-01 Caldwell v. East Greenwich Town Council / McNamara v. East Greenwich Town Council - Violation

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:30:00 GMT

Complainants alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when a rolling quorum occurred outside the public purview and when an agenda item on the Town Council's July 17, 2017 meeting failed to sufficiently specify "the nature of the business to be discussed." R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-6(b). With...



OM 18-02 Aveyard v. East Greenwich Town Council / Kitchin v. East Greenwich Town Council – Violation

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:30:00 GMT

The Complainants allege that the Town Council violated the OMA when it voted to terminate their respective positions at its June 26, 2017 executive session meeting, yet the agenda was not specific enough to adequately information the public of the nature of the business to be discussed. The...



Rhode Islanders Reminded About Appropriate Settings for Medical Care

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:45:00 GMT

With hospital emergency departments throughout the state seeing high volumes of patients, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders about the need to seek medical care in the most appropriate setting. Since the start of January, Rhode Island has seen...



DEM Announces That $380,000 In Grants Is Available For Rhode Island Food And Farming Businesses

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today $380,000 is available to help grow Rhode Island farm and food businesses and increase the competitiveness of local products in the marketplace. The funding is part of the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (...



AG Kilmartin Opposes Invenergy Power Plant Due to Recent Developments

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Citing several concerns, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced his opposition to the construction of the Invenergy power plant in Burrillville and his intention to seek permission from the Court to file an amicus brief in Rhode Island Superior Court challenging the plant's water-...



Hundreds Expected at Community Event to Rewrite the End to RI's Overdose Epidemic

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:00:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the organization Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together (COAAST) will be hosting a free, community event on Monday, January 15th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence called Owning Our Story: About the...