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Increased Boat Patrols Set For This Weekend

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:15:00 GMT

Part of national campaign to curb impaired boating PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign – a national crackdown on impaired boating. DEM's Division of Law...



DLT Featured Jobs for Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:45:00 GMT

Position: HighTech Manufacturing Training http://www.dlt.ri.gov/realjobs/pdfs/IamMfg0617.pdf Employer: I am Manufacturing 2.0 Location: Warwick, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position:Call Center Reps Recruitment Job Number: 755563...



Troy Lake Simonds Found Guilty of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon for August 2014 Stabbing at Narragansett Indian Tribe Powwow

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Troy Lake Simonds (age 28), of Westerly, was found guilty today of one count of assault with a dangerous weapon after a six-day, jury-waived trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Melanie Wilk Thunberg. During the course of the trial,...



RIDOH Recommends Closing Spouting Rock Beach for Swimming

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:15:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Spouting Rock Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The beach is also known as Bailey's Beach. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-...



DHS Director Hawkins Receives Unanimous Senate Approval

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:15:00 GMT

DHS Director Hawkins Receives Unanimous Senate Approval PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Senate unanimously approved Courtney E. Hawkins as Director for the Department of Human Services Tuesday afternoon. The native Rhode Islander and current Providence resident, started the role in an...



RI Fire Marshal Warns of Firework Recall

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:30:00 GMT

WARWICK, RI – Rhode Island State Fire Marshal John Chartier today warned that a certain type of TNT firework that would be considered legal for use in this state has been recalled by federal safety officials because it can unexpectedly explode after being lit, posing risk of burns and other...



RI State Police Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

SCITUATE, RI – The Fourth of July is considered the deadliest day of the year for motorists nationwide, with more fatalities reported on that day than any other single day of the year. Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of...



RI State Police Charge Providence Resident with Presenting False Documents to Traffic Tribunal

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:30:00 GMT

SCITUATE, RI -- Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that on June 28, 2017 members of the Rhode Island State Police arrested the following individual for Perjury, Forgery and Counterfeiting, and Giving a



Kent County YMCA Lower Pond Closed for Swimming

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:15:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Lower Pond for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The pond is located in Warwick. Oakland Beach in Warwick also remains closed. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by...



RI State Fire Marshal to Retire; Interim Replacement Named

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:45:00 GMT

SCITUATE, RI – Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, today announced: The retirement of Rhode Island State Fire Marshal John Chartier, who is retiring as of June 30, 2017, after nine years as director of the...



Secretary of State Gorbea leading efforts to clean up state voter rolls

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today key measures that will clean up Rhode Island's voter rolls. "When I ran for Secretary of State, I told Rhode Islanders that having clean voter lists was critical to preserving the integrity of our elections and ensure that...



RI Fire Marshal's Office Offers Fireworks Safety Tips

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

EXETER, RI -- If you're planning to use fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the Rhode Island Division of State Fire Marshal urges you to do so carefully. "Fireworks can be fun, but they're also dangerous," said Fire Marshal John Chartier. "The use of consumer fireworks, such as...



RI State Police Seize Cache of Loaded Weapons, Drugs During Traffic Stop on I-95 in West Greenwich

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

SCITUATE, RI – Rhode Island State Police seized a cache of loaded weapons, including high-powered pistols and rifles and a sawed-off shotgun, as well as a large quantity of illegal drugs, during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich last week. The driver, a North Carolina resident, was...



Warren Town Beach and King Park Beach Reopened for Swimming

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:00:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Warren Town Beach and King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. The beaches had been closed because of high bacteria counts. Oakland Beach in Warwick remains closed. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is...



OM 17-18 Plunkett v. Westerly School Committee – No Violation

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:15:00 GMT

The Complainant alleged the Westerly School Committee ("School Committee") violated the OMA when the Chairman of the School Committee read a statement during the Public Comment section of one of its meeting, yet there was no item on the agenda indicating the statement would be read. Consistent...



PR 17-11B Moses Afonso Ryan, Ltd. v. City of East Providence – No Lawsuit Filed

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:15:00 GMT

In Moses Afonso Ryan, Ltd v. City of East Providence, we reviewed the Complainant's Access to Public Records Act ("APRA") complaint against the City of East Providence ("City") and concluded that the City violated the APRA when it improperly denied the Complainant's APRA request. See R.I. Gen....



PR 17-35 Paiva v. Town of Cumberland – No Violation

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:15:00 GMT

The Complainant alleged the Town of Cumberland ("Town") violated the APRA when it improperly redacted and denied his APRA request seeking records concerning the death of a third party. In In re: Cumberland Police Department, ADV PR 03-02, this Department concluded that "when a law enforcement...



Traffic Advisory: Mussey Brook Bridge Closure Coming In Early July

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the upcoming closure of the Mussey Brook Bridge, which carries traffic on Route 126 (Old River Road) in Lincoln. The bridge is scheduled to be closed on Wednesday, July 5 and will remain closed until the end of this year. The...



Traffic Advisory: Route 146 Weekend Closure Coming For Central Street Bridge Project

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:45:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced the next phase of work on the replacement of the structurally deficient Central Street Bridge, which carries local traffic on Route 5/Central Street over Route 146, close to the Massachusetts border in North Smithfield. This work...



Statement by Secretary Gorbea on Appointment of Melissa A. Long to Superior Court

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:45:00 GMT

"Melissa Long is a devoted public servant who has decades of legal and administrative experience working to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders. I am grateful for her thoughtfulness and leadership as Deputy Secretary of State and know that our state will benefit from her temperament and deep...