State Government Press Releases

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06/05/2015
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommended re-opening Third Beach in Middletown for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing...
06/04/2015
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Peabody's Beach in Middletown and Third Beach in Middletown to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality...
06/03/2015
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of North Kingstown Town Beach in North Kingstown to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted...
06/02/2015
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Atlantic Beach Club Beach in Middletown, Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick, and Warren Town Beach in Warren to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening...
05/22/2015
Memorial Day Weekend is here and all Rhode Island state and licensed beaches are open for the 2015 beach season! Have a fun and healthy summer!
09/02/2014
The Rhode Island Beach Season ended on Monday, September 1st and licensed beaches are currently closed. For more information on beach closures or the Beach Program, please check here or call 401-222-7727.
08/28/2014
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommended re-opening King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe...
08/26/2014
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of King Park Beach in Newport to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the area is safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH...
08/15/2014
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommended re-opening Barrington Town Beach in Barrington, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, Easton's Beach in Newport, Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick, Peabody's Beach in Middletown, Scarborough State Beach (North and South) in Narragansett,...
08/14/2014
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Barrington Town Beach in Barrington, Easton's Beach in Newport, Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick, Peabody's Beach in Middletown, Scarborough State Beach (North and South) in Narragansett, Third Beach in Middletown, and Warren...