State Government Press Releases

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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.
08/15/2014
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,...
07/29/2014
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Atlantic Beach Club Beach in Middletown, Easton's Beach in Newport, Peabody's Beach in Middletown, Third Beach in Middletown, and Warren Town Beach in Warren to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the...
07/21/2014
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommeded re-opening City Park Beach in Warwick 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...
06/28/2014
HEALTH officials recommended re-opening Oakland Beach in Warwick 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 throughout the summer...
06/20/2014
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 bathing...
06/06/2014
Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommeded re-opening North Kingstown Town Beach in North Kingstown 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...
09/03/2013
The Rhode Island beach season ended on Monday, September 2nd and licensed beaches are currently closed. For more information on beach closures or the Beach Program, please check here or call 401-222-7727.
08/30/2013
HEALTH officials recommended re-opening City Park Beach in Warwick, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to...
08/29/2013
HEALTH officials recommended the closure of City Park Beach in Warwick, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett 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...