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1998 News Archive

December

DEM ISSUES NOTICE OF VIOLATION, $143,500 FINE, TO EAST PROVIDENCE FOR NUMEROUS WASTEWATER VIOLATIONS

SUMMER FLOUNDER POSSESSION LIMITS SET FOR 1999

DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK UPGRADES; DEM REPORTS THAT MOST FACILITIES ARE IN COMPLIANCE

HUNTER ALERT: PATIENCE/PRUDENCE DEER SEASON IS CLOSED

DEM SAYS ITS NOT TOO SOON TO APPLY FOR SUMMER JOBS

DEM ANNOUNCES COASTAL HABITAT RESTORATION CHARRETTE

DEM GOES TO U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN CONNECTICUT TO DEFEND RHODE ISLAND'S INTEREST IN MAINTAINING STABLE SUMMER FLOUNDER FISHERY

DEM ANNOUNCES ICE INFORMATION TELEPHONE LINE FOR FOUR STATE PARKS

DEM SAYS INTRICATELY DECORATED RHODE ISLAND EGG WILL REPRESENT STATE AT WHITE HOUSE CELEBRATION

DEM ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 9 OPENING OF SHELLFISHING GROUNDS; TWO SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREAS TO OPEN FOR FIRST TIME

DEM ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS SHOW RANGE OF VIOLATIONS

November

DEM ANNOUNCES VIDEO CONFERENCE FOR SCREEN PRINTERS THAT CAN REDUCE THEIR COSTS AND IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT

A SAFETY REMINDER FROM DEM: WEAR FLUORESCENT ORANGE IN STATE MANAGEMENT AREAS

DEM ISSUES COMMENTS ON PROVIDENCE RIVER DREDGING PROJECT

DEM COMMENCES CLEAN-UP OF LINCOLN LACE & BRAID BROWNFIELD SITE IN PROVIDENCE

DEM ISSUES DRAFT REPORT FOR IMPROVING POLLUTION LEVELS AT STAFFORD POND

DEM AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ACHIEVE SETTLEMENT IN OUT-OF-STATE WASTE CASE

RHODE ISLAND RECYCLES DAY WILL BE CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT RHODE ISLAND

DEM ANNOUNCES BLOCK ISLAND SHOTGUN DEER SEASON

DEM ANNOUNCES SHOTGUN DEER SEASON

DEM'S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM GUIDE AVAILABLE

October

MOSQUITO TRAPPING SEASON ENDS; DEM FOCUSES ON LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL

DEM SAYS GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR WELLHEAD PROTECTION

JAPANESE AGRICULTURAL OFFICIAL VISITS RHODE ISLAND TO LEARN ABOUT DEM'S MODEL CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE FOR ORGANIC PRODUCE

DEM TAKES ACTION AGAINST AMERICAN SHIPYARD FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS

WALK IN THE FOREST WITH FOREST EDUCATORS THIS FALL

DEM, SAVE THE BAY, ANNOUNCE COMPLETION OF NARRAGANSETT BAY CRITICAL HABITAT MAPS

DEM ANNOUNCES 1998 MUZZLE LOADER DEER SEASON

DEM ANNOUNCES PRUDENCE/PATIENCE ISLANDS ARCHERY DEER SEASON

DEM SAYS WEEKEND WEATHER WILL BRING OUT MOSQUITOES

DEM ANNOUNCES THAT 1998 10TH ANNIVERSARY WATERFOWL STAMP IS AVAILABLE

DEM, EAST PROVIDENCE, RE-CONSTRUCTING BOLD POINT BOAT LAUNCH SITE

DEM INVESTIGATORS HONORED FOR OIL SPILL PROBE

RI MOSQUITO COUNTS LOW; DEM CONTINUES TESTING

DEM ANNOUNCES BLOCK ISLAND ARCHERY DEER SEASON

STRIPED BASS COMMERCIAL FISHERY TO RE-OPEN OCTOBER 10 FOR 36 HOURS

DEM ANNOUNCES OPENING OF HUNTING SEASON; REMINDS PUBLIC OF STATE MANAGEMENT AREA RULES

DEM SAYS EEE IN BIRD-BITER CONTINUES TO BE FOUND; NONE FOUND IN HUMAN BITERS

WEST WARWICK MAN GIVEN MAXIMUM FINE FOR UNDERSIZED SHELLFISH

DEM ISSUES FIRST LICENSES UNDER SEPTIC PERMIT STREAMLINING

September

DEM ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 1998 SCALLOP SEASON

DEM, PARTNERS, ANNOUNCE NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY EVENTS

DEM'S OFFICE OF AIR RESOURCES INVITES RHODE ISLANDERS TO COMMENT AT PUBLIC MEETING ON PROPOSED WORK PLAN; SEVERAL NEW INITIATIVES PLANNED

DEM ANNOUNCES SMALL GAME HUNTING SEASON

EEE CONTINUES TO SHOW UP IN BIRD-BITING MOSQUITOES, DEM SAYS; NO SAMPLES SHOW PRESENCE OF EEE IN MAMMAL BITERS, BUT PRECAUTIONS STILL IN ORDER

DEM PLANS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS TO HELP MUNICIPALITIES

COMMERCIAL FISHERY FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER CLOSES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 UNTIL NOVEMBER 1

DEM SAYS TEST RESULTS SHOW EEE VIRUS IN BIRD-BITING MOSQUITOES IN WESTERLY AND SOUTH KINGSTOWN; NONE FOUND IN HUMAN-BITERS, BUT COMMON SENSE PRECAUTIONS REMAIN IN ORDER

DEM ANNOUNCES BID DATES FOR POPULAR HOME FUELWOOD PROGRAM

TRANSFER STATIONS AGREE TO REFRAIN FROM DISPOSING OUT-OF-STATE WASTE AT CENTRAL LANDFILL

FORUM ON NARRAGANSETT BAY WATER QUALITY

NORTH CAPE OIL SPILL - ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESTORATION PLAN

MOST COMMERCIAL FISHING FOR STRIPED BASS TO CLOSE AT NOON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

DEM ANNOUNCES OPENING OF MAINLAND ARCHERY DEER SEASON

DEM FINDS EEE VIRUS IN BIRD-BITING MOSQUITO TRAPPED IN KINGSTON; DISCOVERY POSES NO THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH, BUT COMMON SENSE PRECAUTIONS REMAIN IN ORDER

DEM AND ATTORNEY GENERAL TAKE ACTION AGAINST TRANSFER STATIONS FOR DISPOSING OUT-OF-STATE WASTE AT CENTRAL LANDFILL

DEM SAYS HIP PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE AT HUNTING LICENSE VENDORS

DEM SPONSORS HARVEST FESTIVAL AT WARWICK MALL

DEM URGES FARMERS TO DONATE EXCESS CROPS TO RI FOOD BANK'S PRODUCE RESCUE AND GLEANING PROJECT FOR PEOPLE IN NEED

DEM SEEKING TRUE STORIES OF LIVES SAVED BY LIFE JACKETS

August

DEM REPORT REVEALS DROP IN BAY POLLUTION DUE TO IMPROVED PERFORMANCE BY WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES

DEM SETS PUBLIC HEARING ON ISDS AMENDMENTS TO CLARIFY NEW INSTALLER LICENSING PROGRAM

CHARLESTOWN MAN ARRESTED BY DEM ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; FINED $10,500 FOR POSSESSING UNDERSIZED LOBSTERS

DEM TAKES ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST SMITHFIELD COMPANY FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS

DEM REPORTS HIGHER INCIDENCE OF HIGHLAND J VIRUS IN BIRD BITING MOSQUITOES; NO EEE FOUND TO DATE

DEM HEARING SET ON PROPOSED WATERFOWL HUNTING SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS

COMMERCIAL POSSESSION LIMIT FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER REDUCED DUE TO EXCESSIVE LANDINGS

HEARING SET MONDAY ON PROPOSED REGULATIONS GOVERNING NEW VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION PROGRAM

DEM ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING FRIDAY OF FARMERS' MARKET AT GODDARD STATE PARK

DEM OFFERS TIPS TO THOSE WHO FEED SONGBIRDS

DEM SUIT RESULTS IN COURT ORDER TO TAKE IMMEDIATE CLEAN-UP ACTION AT PETROLEUM-CONTAMINATED SITE ALONG SEEKONK RIVER

DEM REAFFIRMS PUBLIC ACCESS AT WEEKAPAUG BREACHWAY

DEM COVERT OPERATION NETS BIGGEST FISHING FINE EVER

DEM OFFERS FACT SHEET ON UNDERSTANDING COYOTES IN RHODE ISLAND

DEM SAYS NO EEE FOUND, BUT MOSQUITO PRECAUTIONS IN ORDER

July

URI, DEM HOST ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

ANIMAL HIT BY CAR IN EXETER CONFIRMED AS BOBCAT BY DEM; SIGHTINGS OF ELUSIVE CREATURE IN RHODE ISLAND ARE RARE

DEM ANNOUNCES APPLICATION PERIOD FOR NORTHWEST COOPERATIVE DEER HUNTING

DEM SAYS NO EEE FOUND, BUT MOSQUITO PRECAUTIONS IN ORDER

DEM AND URI SCIENTISTS EVALUATE WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS IN NARRAGANSETT BAY

DEM: BIRDS AND SWIMMING DON'T MIX

DEM TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED HUNTING, FRESHWATER FISHING, AND CHANGES TO MANAGEMENT AREA REGULATIONS

DEM TESTING THIS AUGUST FOR NEXT SUMMER'S LIFEGUARDS; THOSE WITH CURRENT CONDITIONAL CERTIFICATION MUST ALSO TAKE TEST

DEM ACCEPTING APPLICATION REQUESTS FOR PRUDENCE/PATIENCE ISLAND ARCHERY DEER LOTTERY

ALMOND ANNOUNCES WETLANDS PROTECTION IN NARRAGANSETT

ALMOND ANNOUNCES PRESERVE OF 85-ACRE WETLANDS

MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTERS REMINDED THEY MUST GET "HIP"

GOVERNOR ALMOND DECLARES CLEAN BOATING WEEK

DEM HOLDING EEE WORKSHOP FOR MUNICIPALITIES FRIDAY; LATEST MOSQUITO TEST RESULTS NEGATIVE

PUBLIC HEARING SET ON DEM PRIORITY LIST OF WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT PROJECTS SUBMITTED FOR FUNDING BY COMMUNITIES

MOSQUITO TEST RESULTS FROM EXTRA TRAPS NEGATIVE FOR EEE

DEM RELEASES STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT ON NARRAGANSETT BAY

DEM OFFERS MULTI-LANGUAGE FISHING BROCHURE

COMMERCIAL TAUTOG QUOTA HARVESTED; SEASON TO CLOSE

MOSQUITO TEST RESULTS NEGATIVE FOR EEE

June

DEM ANNOUNCES FREE ENTRANCE TO STATE PARKS BEGINNING JULY 1

DEM TO HOLD SECOND NON-SURF LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION TEST AT LINCOLN WOODS WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

DEM SAYS STRAWBERRIES ARE RIPE FOR THE PICKING

DEM TO HOLD PUBLIC WORKSHOP IN PORTSMOUTH ON SEPTIC SYSTEM PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS IN HIGH DENSITY NEIGHBORHOODS

DEM ANNOUNCES JOBS THROUGH RECYCLING FUND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

DATA SUPPORTS UPPER BAY CLOSURES; LOWER BAY AND SOUTH SHORE WATERS REMAIN OPEN

DEM'S NON-SURF LIFEGUARD TESTS SCHEDULED TOMMOROW AT GODDARD PARK MOVED TO LINCOLN WOODS

DEM EXTENDS SHELLFISH CLOSURE AREA DUE TO RECORD RAINFALL

DEM TAKES MONIZ' TO COURT OVER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CONSENT AGREEMENT

COMMERCIAL POSSESSION LIMIT FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER REDUCED AS A RESULT OF UNUSUALLY HIGH LANDINGS

DEM ARRESTS WARWICK MAN FOR ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF GASOLINE IN SEPTIC SYSTEM

May

DEM HONORS JANE B. SHERMAN WITH ALFRED L. HAWKES ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

DEM ASKS FOR INFORMATION ON WILD TURKEY BROOD SIGHTINGS

DEM ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN SHELLFISH HARVESTING AREAS

DEM ANNOUNCES SAFE BOATING KICKOFF

DEM HONORS BOATING SAFETY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS; KICKS OFF FREE ICE CREAM CONE CAMPAIGN FOR KIDS WHO WEAR LIFE JACKETS

COMMERCIAL POSSESSION LIMIT FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER CUT FRIDAY, MAY 22 TO MAINTAIN YEAR-ROUND LANDINGS

DEM, PARTNERS, TAKE IT TO THE STREET TO PROTECT NARRAGANSETT BAY

DEM HOSTING REGIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR CITIZEN INPUT; SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND AREA MEETING SET FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 9

DEM HOSTING REGIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR CITIZEN INPUT; CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND AREA MEETING SET FOR TUESDAY, MAY 26

DEM DIRECTOR MCLEOD NAMES KEN AYARS AGRICULTURE CHIEF

NEW FARMERS' MARKET OPENING AT GODDARD STATE PARK; DEM HAS FREE BROCHURE LISTING ALL FARMERS MARKETS IN STATE

DEM SCHEDULES HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS IN MAY

April

DEM HOSTING REGIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR CITIZEN INPUT; NORTHERN AREA EVENT SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MAY 12

TIVERTON MAN FINED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN LOBSTER POTS

DEM TO HOST CHINESE ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS, PRESENT DAY-LONG WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUCCESSES

DEM INVITES PUBLIC TO WORKSHOP ON IMPAIRED WATERBODIES AND STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING THEM

DEM EASES POLICIES FOR LEAF AND YARD WASTE COMPOSTING FACILITIES

DEM AMENDMENTS TO FRESHWATER WETLANDS REGULATIONS BECOME EFFECTIVE APRIL 23

DEM INVITES RHODE ISLAND MANUFACTURERS TO APPLY FOR POLLUTION PREVENTION GRANT

DEM'S POLLUTION PREVENTION PROGRAM WINS NATIONAL AWARD; RHODE ISLAND SUCCESS STORIES USED AS MODELS NATIONWIDE

COMMERCIAL POSSESSION LIMIT FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER CUT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 TO MAINTAIN YEAR-ROUND LANDINGS

DEM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON GENERAL PERMIT FOR TREATING GASOLINE CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER

DEM TO HOLD HEARING ON RULE CHANGES THAT INCREASE FUNDING ACCESS FOR NONPOINT, ESTUARINE POLLUTION ABATEMENT PROJECTS

DEM SCHEDULES APRIL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS

March

DEM TO HOLD REGIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR CITIZEN INPUT; FIRST TO BE HELD IN EAST BAY AREA TUESDAY, APRIL 7

DEM SAYS NEW FISHING, HUNTING LICENSES WILL BE AT VENDORS BY END OF MARCH

DEM TO ISSUE TURKEY HUNTING LICENSES TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED VALID APPLICATIONS

DEM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR SALMON FRY STOCKING

DEM TO HOLD SEMINAR WEDNESDAY FOR FARMERS ON BENEFITS OF FARMERS' MARKETS

TOMORROW'S KICKOFF OF NORTH SOUTH TRAIL TREK POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 28 DUE TO CONTINUING RAIN

DEM BROWNFIELDS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BENEFITS ENVIRONMENT, BRINGS VACANT SITE BACK TO TAX ROLLS, KEEPS 70 JOBS IN STATE

EPA, DEM REMIND RHODE ISLAND TANK OWNERS OF UPCOMING DEADLINES (Joint EPA/DEM Press Release)

HEARING WEDNESDAY ON PROPOSED DEM WETLANDS REGULATIONS; AMENDMENTS INCLUDE EXEMPTIONS FOR MANY ROUTINE PROJECTS

DEM DIRECTOR TO KICK OFF ANNUAL TREK THROUGH STATE'S WESTERN GREENWAY SPONSORED BY NORTH SOUTH TRAIL COUNCIL MARCH 21

DEM ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF SEASON PARKS AND BEACH PASSES DONATED BY LOCAL BUSINESSES

DEM, UNITED FLY TYERS OF RHODE ISLAND TO HOLD FREE FLY TYING WORKSHOP

DEM CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS TEACH MUNICIPAL DETECTIVES ABOUT HAZARDOUS WASTE, ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES

DEM'S PROPOSED AGRICULTURAL COMPOSTING REGULATIONS EASE PROCESS FOR FARMERS; HEARING SET MARCH 4

DEM'S HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION CENTER OPENS FOR SEASON

February

DEM ANNOUNCES MARCH 5 WORKSHOP FOR NEW $5 MILLION OPEN SPACE GRANT PROGRAM

QUAHOGER FINED, TEMPORARILY LOSES SHELLFISHING LICENSE FOR POSSESSION OF UNDERSIZED QUAHOGS

DIRECTOR MCLEOD'S OP-ED ARTICLE, PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, FEBRUARY 1998

DUTCH HARBOR CLOSED IMMEDIATELY TO SHELLFISHING

DEM ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN STORM WATER DISCHARGE PERMITS THAT IMPROVE, SIMPLIFY APPLICATION PROCESS

DEM SHOWCASES RECREATIONAL SCENES AT FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW; ALSO OFFERS AGRICULTURE, EARTH DAY INFORMATION

DEM BOAT REGISTRATION BOOTH AT BOAT SHOW A SUCCESS

DEM OFFERING GRANTS FOR COOPERATIVE RECYCLING VENTURES

COMPUTER PROGRAMS AID DISASTER RESPONSE AND PLANNING; DEM, EAST GREENWICH FIRE OFFICIAL AID IN TEACHING INTENSIVE FIVE-DAY COURSE SPONSORED BY URI

DEM ESTABLISHES STEWARDSHIP AND PUBLIC SERVICE CODE FOR EMPLOYEES; WATERSHEDS COMMITTEE ALSO CREATED

DEM ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING WILD TURKEY HUNTING SEASON AVAILABLE

January

DEM TO ISSUE MULTI-PURPOSE HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES

EARTH DAY COMMITTEE SEEKS CORPORATE SPONSORS

RHODE ISLAND, KOREA STRENGTHEN POLLUTION PREVENTION TIES THROUGH MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES

DEM OFFERS BOAT REGISTRATION RENEWAL, CHILDREN'S SAFE BOATING INFORMATION CENTER, SUMMER JOB APPLICATIONS AT BOAT SHOW

DEM TO HOLD HEARING JANUARY 14 ON MODIFICATION OF STORM WATER PERMITS

DEM'S AGRICULTURE DIVISION TO HOST SEMINAR ON AGRICULTURAL COMPOSTING

DEM CAUTIONS RABIES IN SKUNKS SHOWS MARKED INCREASE

MAN RECEIVES SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND IS FINED FOR THEFT AND ATTEMPTED SALE OF STOLEN LOBSTERS

DEM SEEKS LEAD ORGANIZATIONS FOR COOPERATIVE RECYCLING VENTURES

DEM OFFERS TREE SEEDLINGS FOR SALE IN BULK


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