State Government Press Releases

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07/01/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown and closing Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming. These recommendations are based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches. The status of a beach may...
06/30/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick and closing Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming. These recommendations are based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beaches. The status of a beach may change...
06/24/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Spouting Rock Beach in Newport and Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria counts at the beaches at safe levels. RIDOH had recommended the closure...
06/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Conimicut Point Beach (in Warwick) and Easton's Beach (in Newport) for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria counts at safe levels. RIDOH had recommended that Conimicut Point Beach...
06/22/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends the closure of Spouting Rock Beach in Newport; Easton's Beach in Newport; and Mackeral Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming because of high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the...
06/21/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends the closure of Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach, both located in Warwick, for swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the beaches when the water is again safe...
06/08/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Barrington Town Beach for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria counts at a safe level. RIDOH had recommended that the beach be closed on June 7th because of high bacteria counts....
06/07/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Barrington Town Beach for swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening when the water is again safe for swimming. When a beach closure is recommended, water...
05/22/2015
Memorial Day Weekend is here and all Rhode Island state and licensed beaches are open for the 2016 beach season! Have a fun and healthy summer!
08/14/2015
The Department of Health recommends re-opening Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout...