PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ State health officials have closed several more beaches in Rhode Island to swimming because of bacteria in the water.
The Department of Health said Wednesday that Narragansett Town Beach, North Kingstown Town Beach, Barrington Town Beach, and City Park Beach and Oakland Beach in Warwick are not suitable for swimming because of high bacteria counts.
Two other beaches in Warwick, Conimicut Point Beach and Goddard Memorial State Park Beach, remain closed.
The beaches will be reopened to swimming after water quality tests find a safe level of bacteria.
The health department routinely monitors water quality at the state's public beaches throughout the summer months.