State Government Press Releases

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07/18/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Harmony Hill School beach in Chapachet for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The status of a...
07/11/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Camp Watchaug and Burlingame Picnic Area, both on Watchaug Pond in Charlestown, for swimming since bacteria counts there have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality...
07/10/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing the beaches at YMCA Camp Watchaug and nearby Burlingame Picnic Area in Charlestown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing...
06/29/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Third Beach in Middletown, Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth, and the beach in Ginny B's Campground in Foster for swimming because bacteria has returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality...
06/27/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Third Beach in Middletown and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth because of high bacteria levels. The beach at Ginny B's Campground in Foster remain closed, awaiting new test results. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach...
06/26/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Fort Adams State Park Beach in Newport since bacteria counts there have returned to acceptable levels. RIDOH recommends closing Ginny B's Campground Beach in Foster because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to...
06/25/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth, Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick and Aquapaug Scout Reservation in West Kingston for swimming because bacteria has returned to acceptable levels. Fort Adams in Newport remains...
06/24/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick and Aquapaug Scout Reservation in West Kingston for swimming because of high bacteria levels. Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Fort Adams in Newport remain closed for swimming due...
06/22/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Spring Lake in Burrillville for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. Fort Adams in Newport and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth remain closed...
06/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends re-opening King Park Beach in Newport, Third Beach and Peabody's Beach in Middletown, and Grinnell's Beach in Tiverton since bacteria counts there have returned to acceptable levels. Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Spring Lake Beach in...