Earlier this week, Easton’s Beach and Atlantic Beach were closed to swimming due to high bacteria counts.

The following beaches have re-opened to swimming as of 10 a.m. on Friday, September 4th: Atlantic Beach in Middletown, Easton’s Beach in Newport, and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth.

This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. The Department of Health will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the summer season. Water quality analysis is conducted by the State Health Laboratory or a state certified laboratory.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.