The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Third Beach and Peabody's Beach for swimming. The beaches had been closed yesterday because of high bacteria counts. Both beaches are located in Middletown.
When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).