Friday, August 3, 2012
The following information is from the Department of Health
HEALTH officials recommended re-opening Third Beach in Middletown for swimming. This comes after they closed the beach on Tuesday, July 31 after bacteria levels were considered unsafe. The recommendation to re-open 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. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH laboratory or a state certified laboratory. Beach status may change on a daily basis. For up-to-date information about swimming at Rhode Island beaches, visit www.health.ri.gov/beaches or for recorded information about Rhode Island bathing beaches, call (401) 222-2751.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The Department of Health has cleared two local beaches safe for swimming again.
All Middletown beaches are open to swimming today. The Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday evening announced the reopening of Third and Atlantic beaches after the latest water samples showed bacteria was within safe limits. The DOH had recommended the closures of Third Beach and Atlantic Beach in Middletown on Tuesday due to elevated bacteria levels. DOH officials will continue to monitor the water quality throughout the summer. Water quality analysis is conducted by the DOH laboratory or a state certified laboratory. Get the latest updates
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Department of Health recommends checking in regularly on the elderly and the ill, avoiding the outdoors and extreme heat, seeking cooling centers, and more.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) and the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs (DEA) on Tuesday issued a joint heat advisory to remind people of precautions during extreme heat. Health officials noted that high temperatures are predicted through the weekend, so it is especially important that all Rhode Islanders take the following precautions: “It is important that we all use caution and common sense during extreme heat,” said DOH Director of Health Michael Fine. “As a community we need to be particularly aware of those who are most at risk.” “We want to ensure that all elders are safe in their community during this period of extreme heat,” said DEA Director of Elderly Affairs Catherine Taylor. “Anyone who has elderly friends…
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The announcement from the Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) was made around 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening.
Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) officials early Saturday evening recommended the reopening of King Park Main Beach in Newport and Third Beach in Middletown for swimming. The recommendation was based on results from water samples that showed bacteria levels within acceptable limits. DOH officials said they will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The two beaches had been recommended for closure on Friday due to high bacteria levels in recent water samples collected this week following rain. The closure of Third Beach in Middletown did not affect Peabody's Beach, also located on Third Beach Road.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The Department of Health made the announcement late Friday afternoon. The announcement does not pertain to Peabody's Beach on Third Beach Road.
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday recommended the closure of Third Beach in Middletown and King Park Main Beach in Newport. Officials warned against swimming at those beaches due to high bacteria levels. The closure does not affect any other beaches on Third Beach Road. Peabody's Beach remains open as safe for swimming based on recent water samples taken. The DOH announcement on Friday came as a result of high bacteria counts taken from recent samples at Third Beach, according to the DOH announcement. DOH officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopenings when the areas are found to be safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the DOH laboratory or a state certified laboratory. Get the …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A week after Third Beach closed for two days due to unhealthy bacteria levels, the Town Council has ordered an assessment of the Maidford River and Paradise Brook watershed area that feeds into the cove to look for the pollution sources.
The Town of Middletown has ordered an environmental study of the watershed area encompassing the Maidford River and Paradise Brook in hopes of identifying the main sources of upstream pollutants that led to last week’s closure of Third Beach. The Town Council on Monday night authorized Town Administrator Shawn Brown’s request to extend the $32,200 assessment contract to Woodward and Curran, the consulting firm already working with the town for ongoing storm water studies and remediation projects to reduce the pollutants entering Easton’s Bay at Atlantic Beach. The state Department of Health last week recommended the closure of Third Beach in Middletown for swimming after water sample results showed high bacteria levels. The beach …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Here's are some of the big stories that happened in Middletown the week of Jan. 9, 2011.
The big story of the week was certainly the snowstorm, which brought Middletown to a near standstill on Wednesday. But other issues made news as well, including the creation of a Middletown arts festival and the application for a medical marijuana center. Here's a look back at the past week's top news. Committee Draws Up Plans for Town's First Arts Fest At the first official meeting of the newly formed Committee for the Arts, the group tentatively set Aug. 20, 2011, as the date for the “Middletown Celebration of the Arts." The committee hopes to make the event an annual occurrence to showcase local artists and artisans. Read more here. The state Department of Health has accepted 18 compassion center applications for review, including one …
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Department of Health has accepted 18 medical marijuana center applications for review, including one from a Middletown doctor.
The Department of Health has accepted 18 compassion center applications for review, including one from a doctor who plans to open a medical marijuana center in Portsmouth. Aquidneck Island-based Dr. Seth Bock, who owns and operates the Newport Acupuncture and Wellness Spa in Middletown, submitted an application for review to the department and was among the 18 chosen for review. If approved, Bock intends to open a non-profit medical marijuana center at 200 Highpoint Ave., Unit B-6, under the proposed name "Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center." Bock was one of the 15 applicants denied by the department last September. The Department of Health denied every single application submitted. At the time, Bock said he didn't know why his …