On September 1st, the Department of Health recommended the closure of Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, Easton’s Beach in Newport, and Oakland Beach in Warwick 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 State Health Laboratory or a state certified laboratory.

The What’sUpNewp Crew will update readers when the beaches are reopened.

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.

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