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Barrington Town Beach reopens

The Rhode Island Department of Health has recommended closing Barrington Town Beach due to high bacteria counts but reopening two other swim areas.

Jack Perry
Providence Journal

The is recommending reopening because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels.

The announcement came about 24 hours after the Health Department recommended closing the beach.

The Health Department Thursday also recommended reopening , on Tiogue Lake in Coventry, and in Scituate because bacteria counts at those swim areas have returned to safe levels.

The Health Department had recommended closing those beaches on Tuesday.

The Rhode Island Department of Health has recommended closing Barrington Town beach for swimming because of high bacteria levels.

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The Health Department monitors beach water quality during summer. The agency says the most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on its beaches telephone line (401-222-2751). A list of closed beaches can also be found at .

As of Wednesday morning, they were the only two swim areas that the department had recommended for closing.