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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

11/10/2014 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.
10/22/2014 07:00 EDT
Foster, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit joined state, local and Brown University officials, as well as members of the Highpointers Club this morning celebrated the state's acquisition of Jerimoth (Jer-I-moth) Hill, Rhode Island's...

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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

11/21/2014 08:15 EST
Position: Director of Development-CELS Job Number: 703961 Employer: University of Rhode Island Foundation Location: Kingston, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Tech Support Engineer Job Number: 703968 Employer: Hexagon Metrology Location: North...
11/20/2014 08:00 EST
Position: Bullion Processor Recruitment Job Number: 703792 Employer: Metalor Technologies USA Location: Attleboro Falls, MA $13.23 per hour (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Administrative Assistant Job Number: 703970 Employer: American Mathematical Society Location:...
11/19/2014 08:00 EST
Position: Seasonal Driver Recruitment Job Number: 703884 Employer: Federal Express Location: Statewide in RI $12.00 per hour (as seen on Channel 10 and 12) Position: Branch Manager Job Number: 703932 Employer: N East Med. Equip. dba Rotech Healthcare Location: Cranston, RI $

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RI DOT News & Press

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.
11/08/2014 14:00 EST
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the reopening of the Warren Avenue Bridge, expected to take place tonight during the overnight hours. The bridge was completely replaced in less than one month, and its reopening is approximately one week earlier than projected....

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