Newport, RI Beach

Per the Rhode Island Department of Health predictive modeling protocol, Easton’s Beach is currently closed for swimming after receiving 1.29” of rain from this morning’s weather event.

The Rhode Island Department of Health requires Easton’s Beach is required to close for at least 12 hours/two tidal cycles after rain ends when rainfall is greater than 1 inch in a 24 hour period:

Upon approval from the Rhode Island Department of Health and the test of water samples, Easton’s Beach should be able to reopen Tuesday morning as the last rainfall measured at Middletown Airport was at 10:53am.

Update: Tuesday at 9 a.m. – Easton’s Beach has reopened for swimming.

This story will be updated when the beach has reopened to the public for swimming.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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