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Hundreds of RI Children to Benefit from 10th Annual Kids, Cops and Christmas Campaign

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that thousands of dollars in toys and gift cards were collected during this year's Kids, Cops and Christmas campaign. Major Christopher Dicomitis, who oversees...



Traffic Advisory: RIDOT Reopens Lincoln's Mussey Brook Bridge

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:15:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation today reopened the Mussey Brook Bridge in Lincoln. The bridge on Route 126 (Old River Road) reopened after it had been closed since July. Built in 1927, the bridge's original historic stone masonry arch was preserved and strengthened with a new...



RIDOT Reopens Lincoln's Mussey Brook Bridge

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation today reopened the Mussey Brook Bridge in Lincoln. The bridge on Route 126 (Old River Road) reopened after it had been closed since July. Built in 1927, the bridge's original historic stone masonry arch was preserved and strengthened with a new...



DEM Promotes Growth Of Local Farm Economy With Latest Grant Awards

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT

A total of $233,250 will be invested to support specialty crop production and sales in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of farm viability grants to four Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture; the grants,...



Rhode Island State Police Increases Patrols Through the Holidays

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that additional troopers will be on patrol through the holidays as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over highway safety campaign. In addition, Rhode Island...



Task Force Recommends Major Investment In School Buildings Throughout Rhode Island

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:30:00 GMT

The Rhode Island School Building Task Force, chaired by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, has developed a plan to make a once-in-a-generation investment to public schools throughout the state. "Every child deserves to go to a school that is warm, safe, dry...



Springfield Smoked Fish Recalls Salmon

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:45:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, Massachusetts is recalling its 1-pound packages of Pre-scliced Nova Salmon because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled packages were distributed to...



Raimondo Aims to Double Computer Science Degree Graduates

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:45:00 GMT

KINGSTON, R.I. - Today, a year and half after launching the Computer Science for Rhode Island initiative, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new goal in fostering a competitive workforce: doubling the number of computer science degree graduates in Rhode Island by 2025. Raimondo made the...



Smith Street Resurfacing Marks Latest Rhodeworks Accomplishment

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:15:00 GMT

New sidewalks and a smooth driving surface have arrived for residents and businesses along a stretch of Smith Street (Route 44) in Providence, as officials gathered this morning to celebrate the latest achievement delivered on time and on budget under Governor Gina M. Raimondo's RhodeWorks program.



Division of Taxation debuts reservation system for amnesty appointments

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has launched an online reservation system for taxpayers who want to make appointments involving Rhode Island's new state tax amnesty program. "Our new online reservation system is a convenience for taxpayers," said Rhode Island Tax...



DEM Accepting Applications For Grants To Support Community Tree Programs

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Informational meeting to be held next Wednesday in Providence PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the Rhode Island Tree Council, today announced $30,000 is available in matching grants to support...



Traffic Advisory Update: Newman Avenue Bridge Closures Scheduled This Week

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:30:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has modified its schedule for closures this week of a portion of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) as part of the Newman Avenue Bridge Replacement Project in East Providence. The closure affects through traffic on Newman Avenue between Pawtucket...



Governor Raimondo Wishes Rhode Islanders a Happy Hanukkah

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following statement wishing Rhode Islanders a happy Hanukkah: "Hanukkah reminds us that even when you think hope is lost, light will overcome darkness. I'm proud that Rhode Island is home to a vibrant Jewish community. We were founded...



Dari Garcia Found Guilty of Murder and Weapons Charges

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:30:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Dari Garcia (age 27), of Providence, guilty of the August 17, 2014 home invasion and murder of Richard Catalano. The jury found Garcia guilty on all 14 counts including one count of murder,...



Governor Raimondo, RIDOT Announce Increased Snow Fighting Capabilities This Winter

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT

WARWICK, RI - Governor Raimondo today announced that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has taken several steps to bolster its ability to plow and treat the roads this coming winter. The department is expanding its fleet of plow trucks and drivers while deploying new technology...



RIDOH and BHDDH Host First Statewide Community Overdose Engagement Summit

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Cities and towns from throughout Rhode Island gather to develop local overdose response plans On behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, the Rhode Island Departments of Health (RIDOH) and Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and...



RI State Police Museum Offers Free Visits with Santa Saturday Dec. 16 During Annual "Santa at the Museum" Event

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:15:00 GMT

The Rhode Island State Police Museum Foundation is again hosting Santa at the Museum this Saturday, December 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa Claus will be available for photos with children, while also listening to their Christmas wishes, and the museum will be open to visitors. State Police...



ADV OM 17-03 (Advisory Opinion Re: Amendments to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-7(d))

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:15:00 GMT

Legal counsel for the Town of Burrillville and the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal & Review sought an OMA advisory opinion concerning the interpretation of the recently amended R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-7(d). The amendment provides that "[a]ll public bodies shall keep official and/or



Attorney General Kilmartin Joins Effort to Preserve Independence of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Rhode Island and 17 other states in English v. Mulvaney, a lawsuit challenging President Trump's decision to appoint Mick Mulvaney as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The



R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles receives extension on Real ID to October 2018

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMT

CRANSTON, R.I. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension to the State of Rhode Island to comply with the federal REAL ID Act. The federal government passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 in response to the 9/11 terror attacks to establish minimum security standards for state-...