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RI EMA News & Press

11/06/2014 09:00 EST
MEDIA ADVISORY 1-800 RI CHILD - CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE NUMBER OPERATIONAL The technical issues that lead to the use of a temporary alternative phone number for the state's child abuse hotline have been resolved. Anyone with knowledge or suspicion of child abuse or neglect should call the...
11/05/2014 10:30 EST
MEDIA ADVISORY CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE – TEMPORARY CHANGE IN NUMBER TO 401-462-4453 The RI Department of Children, Youth and Families announced that the RI Child Abuse Hotline phone system is experiencing technical difficulties. The Hotline continues to be fully operational. However,...
10/22/2014 15:45 EDT
For Use: Immediately Date: October 22, 2014 2014 School Safety Conference The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is hosting its annual School Safety Conference on October 23, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick from 8 am to 12 pm. The theme of this year's conference is "...

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Office of the Governor News & Press

12/16/2014 18:15 EST
Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Service Steven M. Costantino and Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts announced today that Rhode Island has been selected for a $20 million Model Test Award under the second round of the Centers for...
12/16/2014 16:30 EST
Providence, R.I. – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today three appointments and one re-appointment to the Board of Directors for The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. The three new members are Jerauld Adams, owner of North American Industries Inc. in Central Falls; Myrth York, a philanthropist, and
12/15/2014 10:45 EST
East Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today joined members of the Educator Autonomy Working Group at the Orlo Avenue School in East Providence to receive their final report. Working group co-chairs Yanaiza Gallant, Principal of the Orlo Avenue School, and Patricia Page, 2014 Rhode Island...

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RI HEALTH News & Press

12/19/2014 14:30 EST
1. Wash hands. Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after handling any food. 2. Use different cutting boards for different foods. Consider using separate cutting boards for ready-to-eat foods such as fresh produce, bread, and cooked foods versus raw meats,...
12/16/2014 14:30 EST
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has announced that the 2015 Rhode Island Health Professional Loan Repayment Program application cycle is open through February 13, 2015. The program offers health education loan repayments to eligible health professionals who serve in a...
12/15/2014 15:30 EST
Today the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports the latest numbers on apparent accidental drug overdose deaths, use of Narcan by Rhode Island Emergency Medical Services, and prescribed controlled substances. Since January 1, 2014, there have been 212 apparent accidental drug overdose...

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RI DEM News & Press

12/19/2014 11:45 EST
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) grants program. The grants will assist small or beginning farmers market and promote the sale of Rhode Island grown agricultural products and local seafood. Non-...
12/19/2014 10:45 EST
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management says it's not too early to think about seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds. Online applications for the 2015 seasonal employment program with the Department of Environmental Management are now being accepted. Various
12/18/2014 12:30 EST
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Office of Water Resources announces that the draft Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) for conducting the 2014 surface water quality assessments is available for public review. The CALM describes the decision-making...

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RI DLT News & Press

12/19/2014 08:00 EST
Position: Payroll Administrator-HR Generalist Job Number: 704572 Employer: Greencore Location: North Kingstown, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position:Desktop Publisher/Graphic Designer Job Number:704867 Employer: Hexagon Metrology Location: North...
12/18/2014 08:15 EST
Position: Buyer Job Number: 704880 Employer: Greencore Location: North Kingstown, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Family Advocate, Senior Services Job Number: 704839 Employer: East Bay Community Action Program Location: Riverside, RI $33,000...
12/17/2014 08:15 EST
Position: Warehouse and Inventory Control Manager Job Number: 704599 Employer: Greencore Location: North Kingstown, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Employee Health and Safety Coordinator Job Number: 704577 Employer: Greencore Location: North...

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RI DOT News & Press

12/17/2014 15:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of overnight closures for a portion of Route 146 South in Providence, as well as a closure for I-95 South's Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 & 10), for the construction and installation of large overhead highway
12/17/2014 10:30 EST
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Michael Lewis, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, today released a new publication, "Rhode Island Highways-Best Practices Design Guide," which establishes new beautification standards for design and management of infrastructure and buffer areas.
12/10/2014 09:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is taking advantage of a break in the weather to accelerate the repair work on a portion of Railroad Street in Lincoln. The closure of the road, between Division Street and Winter Street, is expected to be in place by 10 a.m. today. The...

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