NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The town beach in North Kingstown has been closed again to swimming because of high bacteria counts in the water, but three others have been reopened.
The Rhode Island Department of Health said Monday it recommended the reopening to swimming of Fort Adams State Park Beach, Conimicut Point Beach and Goddard Memorial State Park Beach because bacteria levels were safe again.
Oakland Beach and City Park Beach remain closed to swimmers.
Health officials will recommend the beaches be reopened to swimming when water quality tests show bacteria levels have returned to normal.
The health department routinely monitors water quality at the state's public beaches throughout the summer months.