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RI EMA News & Press

06/19/2014 16:15 EDT
RIEMA NEWS For Use: Immediately Date: June 19, 2014 RIEMA's 2014 Hurricane and Preparedness Conference The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) will be hosting its annual Hurricane & Preparedness Conference on June 20th from 8AM – 4PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in
03/30/2014 10:15 EDT
RIEMA NEWS For Use: Immediately Date: March 30, 2014 National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Rhode Island The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued the following: - Flash Flood Warning for...
03/25/2014 16:45 EDT
Date: March 25, 2014 Re: Weather Advisory The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following weather advisories and storm warning: - Winter Weather Advisory for Newport County from...

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Office of the Governor News & Press

07/23/2014 10:45 EDT
Providence, RI - Detailed plans of eight key industry sector coalitions to continue confronting the skills mismatches and training gaps that challenge the state's workforce development efforts have gotten the go-ahead, the Governor's Workforce Board of Rhode Island (GWB) announced today. "...
07/21/2014 10:15 EDT
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), an initiative implemented from within Commerce RI, today announced the six recipients of Rhode Island Collaborative Research Grants. The awards will provide $445,092 in support to...
07/10/2014 16:00 EDT
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that he will nominate Policy Director Steve Hartford for Director of Administration, to replace Richard Licht who will be sworn in as a Superior Court Judge at the end of August. In addition, Tom Mullaney, Executive Director and Budget...

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RI HEALTH News & Press

07/24/2014 15:45 EDT
Whole Foods Market has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, and plums from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. While no illnesses have been reported to-date, Listeria...
07/21/2014 16:30 EDT
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria...
07/17/2014 15:00 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Atlantic Beach Club Beach in Middletown; Bristol Town Beach in Bristol; Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick; Fogland Beach in Tiverton; Grinell's Beach in Tiverton; and Warren Town Beach in Warren to swimming due to high bacteria

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RI DEM News & Press

07/23/2014 16:30 EDT
PROVIDENCE - Based on acceptable results of shellfish samples collected on Monday in the Kickemuit River, the Department of Environmental Management announces that shellfish harvesting in the Kickemuit River will re-open at sunrise on Thursday, July 24, barring additional rainfall greater than one-...
07/22/2014 15:30 EDT
Workshop on Application Process to be Held on Wednesday, August 6 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that up to $3.2 million in grants are available for local water quality protection and restoration projects that abate nonpoint sources of pollution and improve...
07/22/2014 15:15 EDT
RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Events Scheduled at Scarborough, Roger Wheeler and Misquamicut State Beaches in Conjunction with Bay Day PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that in conjunction with Bay Day, all Rhode Islanders and visitors can fish in Rhode Island salt...

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RI DLT News & Press

07/24/2014 07:45 EDT
Position: Seal Coater/Laborer Job Number: 700052 Employer: J.J. Royal Striping Company Location: Providence, RI $10.00 per hour (as seen on Channel 10) Position: General Laborers Job Number: 699661 Employer: TruGreen Location: Warwick, RI $20,000 to $50,000 per...
07/23/2014 08:00 EDT
Position: Quality Control Technician Job Number: 699910 Employer: Advanced Interconnections Corp. Location: West Warwick, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Kitchen Manager/Chef Job Number: 699914 Employer: Sheraton Providence Hotel...
07/22/2014 07:30 EDT
Position: Police Officers Job Number: 699613 Employer: City of East Providence Location: East Providence, RI $46,828 to $55,941 per year (as seen on Channel 10 and 12) Position: Manufacturing Technicians Job Number: 700099 Employer: Fujifilm Electronic Materials...

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RI DOT News & Press

07/22/2014 16:15 EDT
Motorists traveling westbound on Point Street, between the Point Street Bridge and Eddy Street, will be required to follow a detour beginning Monday, July 28. A signed detour will be in place using South Main Street to College Street to cross the Providence River. Next, follow Memorial Boulevard to
07/18/2014 15:00 EDT
The following exit and lane closures are scheduled to take place on Rhode Island's Interstate highways from July 19-25, 2014. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews for up-to-the-minute travel information. Interstate Highway...
07/17/2014 17:00 EDT
Beginning this weekend, a new traffic pattern will be in effect on Wickenden Street, from Benefit Street to the Point Street Bridge, in Providence. Those traveling west on Wickenden Street will be restricted from turning left onto South Water Street to access I-195. To access I-195, motorists will...

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