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RI EMA News & Press

01/23/2015 16:30 EST
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Northern Providence County and a Winter Weather Advisory for the rest of the state to be in effect 12 am Saturday, January 24, until 7 pm. TIMING:...
01/07/2015 16:45 EST
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory that is estimated to impact the State of Rhode Island this evening and last through Thursday morning. A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when the wind chill index is likely to reach -15 to -24 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 3 hours. Such...
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...

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Office of the Governor News & Press

01/25/2015 18:30 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement reminding Rhode Islanders to prepare for severe winter weather. "The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for all of Rhode Island for Monday night through Wednesday morning. We are hard at...
01/22/2015 14:15 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today released the following statement following the announcement of the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. "I am pleased that Rhode Island's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since March 2008. However, Rhode Island's unemployment
01/21/2015 15:15 EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Commerce Secretary Nominee Stefan Pryor will visit Daniele Food, Inc. for their first "Make it in RI" site visit. The stop will give them a sneak peak of Daniele's new facility, opening in April 2015. "We will create opportunities for Rhode...

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RI HEALTH News & Press

01/21/2015 13:30 EST
Today the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports the data on apparent accidental drug overdose deaths, use of Narcan by Rhode Island Emergency Medical Services, and prescribed controlled substances. Since January 1, 2015, there have been seven apparent accidental drug overdose deaths.
01/14/2015 15:30 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is warning consumers with peanut allergies about the recall of certain Morningstar Farms Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-...
01/13/2015 11:30 EST
New survey results show that Rhode Island ranks third in the nation for hospital support provided to new mothers and babies while they're learning to breastfeed. Rhode Island achieved an overall score of 86 out of 100 in the 2013 Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey from

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RI DEM News & Press

01/23/2015 08:15 EST
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that $150,000 in farm viability grant funding is available for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant...
01/21/2015 09:30 EST
PROVIDENCE - Environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management will administer a boating safety challenge exam and provide boating safety information to patrons at the Providence Boat Show later this week. Sponsored by the RI Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), the...
01/13/2015 10:30 EST
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife is preparing for the annual deer hunting season at the Black Rock/Rodman Hollow parcel on Block Island. The Black Rock hunt will open on January 20 and run through February 13. Hunting on the parcel will take...

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RI DLT News & Press

01/23/2015 07:45 EST
Position: CNC Machine Operator Job Number: 705732 Employer: Primo Medical Group Location: Stoughton, MA Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position:Entry Level Applications Engineer Job Number: 705839 Employer: Hexagon Metrology Location: North Kingstown, RI
01/22/2015 08:00 EST
Position: Composite Boat Builder Job Number: 705793 Employer: New England Boatbuilders Location: Portsmouth, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position:Experienced Diesel Technician Job Number: 705802 Employer: Altrui Brothers Truck Sales and Service Location:
01/21/2015 08:15 EST
Position: Tunstall Recruitment Job Number: 705649 Employer: Tunstall Location: Providence, RI Rate based on experience/position (as seen on Channel 10 and 12) Position: Quality Assurance Inspector Job Number: 705697 Employer: L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp. Location:...

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RI DOT News & Press

01/14/2015 09:45 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is inviting local middle and high school teachers to participate in a hands-on TRAC (Transportation and Civil engineering) training. TRAC provides educators with tools such as lesson plans, software, and building materials to assist them in...
01/07/2015 13:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is urging motorists to drive with caution this afternoon, as forecasts call for snow squalls to cross the state after 2 p.m. The snowfall is expected to be scattered and brief in duration but could still result in reduced visibility and slippery
01/02/2015 11:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about next week's scheduled closure of the Atwells Avenue Bridge, which carries Atwells Avenue over the Woonasquatucket River in Providence. On Monday, January 5, 2015, the structure will be closed for approximately one...

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