State Government Press Releases

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06/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Conimicut Point Beach for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The beach is located in Warwick. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the beach when the water is again safe for swimming....
06/10/2017
RIDOH Recommends Reopening Goddard Memorial State Park Beach for Swimming The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Goddard Memorial State Park Beach for swimming. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts. The beach is located in East Greenwich. When...
06/08/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Park State Beach for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The beach is located in East Greenwich. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the beach when the water is again safe for...
06/01/2017
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...
06/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Third Beach and Peabody's Beach for swimming because of high bacteria counts. Both beaches are located in Middletown. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the beaches when the water is again...
05/30/2017
2017 summer monitoring season started May 30,...
09/09/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health's Annual Beach Monitoring Period ended on August 26, 2016.
08/25/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Bristol Town Beach for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that measured bacteria counts at the beach. Currently, all licensed beaches are open and safe for swimming. The status of a beach may...
08/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Scarborough State Beach for swimming tomorrow, August 24th. 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)...
08/23/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Scarborough State Beach and Bristol Town Beach for swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the beaches when the water is again safe for swimming. When a beach...