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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

11/25/2014 13:45 EST
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined House Finance Committee Chair Raymond E. Gallison Jr., House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chair Jan P. Malik, and Senate Special Legislation and Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Walter S. Felag Jr. today to announce that Gilbane Building Co. has
11/10/2014 13:45 EST
Providence, RI—Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) Director Charles J. Fogarty on today at DLT in Cranston to announce repayment of the funds the state borrowed to cover Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments. Since March 2009, the U.S....
10/22/2014 15:30 EDT
Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources today announce that, according to the 2014 edition of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard, Rhode Island is ranked the third most energy efficient state in the nation.

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RI HEALTH News & Press

11/20/2014 10:15 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) will observe this year's American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout on Thursday November 20, from 5-9 p.m. with a Gallery Night Reception featuring a collection of personal tobacco-related stories, on display at the University of Rhode Island's...
11/18/2014 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 188 apparent accidental drug...
11/18/2014 13:45 EST
November 18, 2014 – B&G Foods announced it is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products after learning that one or more of the spice

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RI DEM News & Press

11/19/2014 12:45 EST
Rhode Island-Grown and Produced Produce, Poultry, Meats and Seafood Are Available at the Winter Markets to Serve as Part of Your Thanksgiving Meal PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders now have eight winter farmers' markets available throughout the state where they can purchase a wide variety of locally-...
11/10/2014 11:30 EST
Four Public Meetings to be held in December in South Kingstown, Greenville and Bristol PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a series of public meetings throughout the state next month to discuss the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) and...
11/07/2014 13:45 EST
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife is offering a program this fall for anglers interested in developing and improving their fly-tying skills. Hosted by the Division's Aquatic Resource Education program, the program will be held from 7 p.m. to...

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RI DLT News & Press

11/26/2014 11:15 EST
Position: Firefighter Recruitment Job Number: 703289 Employer: City of Pawtucket Location: Pawtucket, RI $879.81 to $982.83 per week (as seen on Channel 10 and 12) Position: Mantenance Mechanic Job Number: 704129 Employer: Jones Lang LaSalle Location: West Greenwich, RI $20.00
11/26/2014 11:00 EST
Position: Mailroom Supervisor Job Number: 703555 Employer: Newport Daily News Location: Newport, RI $32,500 to $44,200 per year (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Electrical Engineer Job Number: 704187 Employer: Electro Standards Laboratories Location: Cranston, RI...
11/26/2014 08:00 EST
Position: Community Resource Coordinator Job Number: 704089 Employer: RI Community Food Bank Location: Providence, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Security Visit Control Specialist Job Number: 704161 Employer: McLaughlin Research Corp. Location:

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RI DOT News & Press

11/26/2014 15:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is asking motorists to slow down and drive with care today and into tomorrow. Crews are out handling a variety of conditions right now, from snow in some areas to sleet and freezing rain in others. Pavement temperatures continue to drop, and
11/21/2014 15:15 EST
A 2014 seat belt study released by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) shows 87 percent of local drivers are wearing their seat belts, the highest number ever recorded in Rhode Island. The state now ranks first in New England, with statewide usage increasing more than 15...
11/19/2014 16:00 EST
The first snowfall of the year may have come and gone without much accumulation, but the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding drivers that winter weather is likely not far around the corner. To help Rhode Islanders prepare, RIDOT recently launched a new webpage, www.dot.ri.

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