State Government Press Releases

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07/20/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Larkin's Pond Beach in West Kingston for swimming, and reopening Kent County YMCA Lower Pond in North Kingstown. Kent County YMCA Lower Pond had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended,...
07/18/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Kent County YMCA Upper Pond in Warwick and Camp Cookie in Glocester for swimming. The beaches had been closed because of high bacteria counts. Bristol Town Beach is also open again. Bristol Town Beach had been closed because of a...
07/17/2017
The Town of Bristol has closed Bristol Town Beach for swimming after identifying a small leak in a sewer line near the parking area for the beach and sports complex nearby. The discharges have been contained, repairs are being made, and disinfection has taken place. However, the beach will remain...
07/17/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Saunderstown Yacht Club in North Kingstown for swimming. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts. Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick and Camp Cookie in Glocester remain closed due to continuing high...
07/14/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach for swimming. The beach, located in Warwick, had been closed because of high bacteria counts. Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick, Camp Cookie in Glocester, and Saunderstown Yacht Club in North Kingstown...
07/13/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Saunderstown Yacht Club in North Kingstown and Camp Cookie in Glocester for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-...
07/13/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The beach is located in Warwick. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The...
07/12/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The ponds are located in Warwick. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-...
07/07/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach for swimming. The beach, located in Warwick, had been closed because of high bacteria counts. All beaches in Rhode Island are now open. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by...
07/03/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Kent County YMCA Lower Pond for swimming. The pond, located in Warwick, had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-...