State Government Press Releases

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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!
09/08/2015
The Rhode Island Beach Season ended on Monday, September 7th and licensed beaches are currently closed. For more information on beach closures or the Beach Program, please call 401-222-7727.
09/04/2015
The following beaches are now open to swimming: Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, Easton's Beach in Newport, and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. The Department of Health will continue...
09/02/2015
The Department of Health recommends the closure of Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth 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 by the State Health...
09/01/2015
Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, Easton's Beach in Newport, and Oakland Beach in Warwick are recommended closed to swimming by the Department of Health due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening...
08/28/2015
The Department of Health recommends re-opening City Park Beach in Warwick, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick, and Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within...
08/27/2015
The Department of Health recommends the closure of City Park Beach in Warwick, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick, and Oakland Beach in Warwick to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-
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...