HEALTH officials recommend re-opening Third Beach in Middletown for swimming. Peabody's Beach in Middletown remains closed.
This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the summer season.
HEALTH also recommends the closure of Gooseberry Beach in Newport 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 HEALTH laboratory or a state certified laboratory.