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R.I. Department of Revenue releases April 2017 state hotel tax report

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2017 State 5.0 Percent Hotel Tax Collections Report for April 2017. The State 5.0 Percent Hotel Tax Allocation Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the collections from the state's 5.0 percent hotel...



Lifeguard Certification Testing Begins Next Week

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that beginning next week, it will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification testing for the 2018 season. Certification is required for lifeguard positions at all Rhode Island beaches. The...



Plum Beach Reopened for Swimming

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:45:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Plum Beach in North Kingstown. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status...



Weekly Mosquito Advisory

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 110 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Tuesday, July 5, and 106 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Monday, July 10 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...



Raimondo, Coit Visit Goddard Memorial State Park Tomorrow As Part Of Bay Day Festivities

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE – Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit and other partners, will visit Goddard Memorial State Park tomorrow as part of Governor's Bay Day festivities. During the visit, Raimondo will tour the popular, new boat...



Four Beaches Reopened for Swimming

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:30:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Third Beach and Peabody's Beach in Middletown, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, and Warren Town Beach for swimming. The beaches have been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality



State Arts Council Announces Call for Artists for T.F. Green Airport Gallery

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2018 exhibitions. The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The spaces will present...



DLT Featured Jobs for Friday, July 28, 2017

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:45:00 GMT

Position: Police Officer Recruitment Job Number: 757078 Employer: City of Providence Location: Providence, RI $54,786 per year (as seen on Channel 10 + 12) Position: Crane Operator Job Number: 757433 Employer: Senesco Marine Location: North Kingstown, RI



Traffic Advisory: I-95 Resurfacing Underway In Providence

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:00:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) wants motorists to be aware of construction now underway on I-95 in Providence, as RIDOT is starting a resurfacing project to repave the highway from just north of the Exit 16 interchange in Providence to the Oxford Street overpass in Providence.



Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds Closed for Swimming

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:30:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The ponds are located in Warwick. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-...



DLT Featured Jobs for Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:30:00 GMT

Position: Fire Fighter Recruitment Job Number: 757088 Employer: City of Providence Location: Providence, RI $42,120 per year (as seen on Channel 10 + 12) Position: Data Entry Clerk Job Number: 757495 Employer: The Alpha Group, Inc. Location: Woonsocket,...



Three Beaches Closed, Barrington Town Beach Reopened for Swimming

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:00:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Hazards Beach in Newport, Plum Beach in North Kingstown, and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH recommends reopening Barrington Town Beach for swimming. Oakland and Conimicut Point...



R.I. Pension Fund Earns $851 Million in Fiscal 2017, Outperforms Benchmark with 11.6% Return

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:00:00 GMT

General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that Rhode Island's pension fund earned 11.62% outperforming the plan's benchmark and growing to $8,041,060,035 in the fiscal year ending on June 30. "Our 'Back to Basics' investment approach is improving investments returns for the fund," said...



RI State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficing Area (HIDTA) Task Force Arrests East Providence Man with Large Quantity of Fentanyl Pills and Cocaine

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:15:00 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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017, members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force arrested an East Providence man for possessing



State Arts Council Announces Late Summer Show at Block Island Airport Gallery

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:45:00 GMT

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by Neal T. Walsh is on exhibit from July 25 through September 21, 2017 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists...



DLT Featured Jobs for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Position: Production Technicians Job Number: 757101 Employer: Toray Plastics (America) Location: North Kingstown, RI $16.99 per hour (as seen on Channel 10) Position: CDL Drivers Job Number: 755321 Employer: M&G Trucking Location: Pawtucket, RI



RI State Police Seek Witnesses to Road-Rage Incident on Route 146 with Shots Fired at Another Car

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:30:00 GMT

LINCOLN – Rhode Island State Police are seeking witnesses to a road-rage incident in which the occupant of a car travelling north on Route 146 fired several shots at another car near the on-ramp to Interstate 295 shortly after noon today. The suspect's vehicle was identified as a red, late-...



Six Beaches Closed for Swimming

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:30:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland and Conimicut Point Beaches in Warwick, Third Beach and Peabody's Beach in Middletown, and Barrington and Warren Town Beaches for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality...



Attorney General Kilmartin Announces Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company for Marketing Schemes and Illegal Kickbacks

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:15:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Rhode Island has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Celgene Corporation (Celgene) engaged in a variety of marketing schemes to promote the use of its drugs Thalomid and Revlimid for off-label use and by...



Traffic Advisory: New Traffic Pattern Change for Apponaug

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about ongoing construction in the center of Apponaug village in Warwick, specifically work now taking place on Post Road that will permanently reduce the number of travel lanes from two to one, between the Apponaug Four...