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RIDOH Recommends Reopening Burlingame Picnic Area and Hope Community Service Center Pond

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Burlingame Picnic Area in Charlestown and Hope Community Service Center Pond in Scituate because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels.

RIDOH will monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become available. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751). A list of closed beaches can also be accessed at health.ri.gov.

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