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Cool Summer Cuts into Tiverton Beach Revenue

 
Cool Summer Cuts into Tiverton Beach Revenue

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — Revenue at Tiverton's two town-run beaches is way down this summer, and officials say the weather is mostly to blame.

Town Administrator Matthew Wojcik says below-normal temperatures have kept people off Fogland and Grinnell's beaches.

He says Grinnell's Beach was projected to bring in about $10,000 during a 10-week season while Fogland was budgeted to bring in about $16,000.

He tells The Herald News that while revenue from Fogland is close to normal, revenue from Grinnell's is off by almost half.

He acknowledges that higher fees may have played a role. While town residents can still get into the beaches for free, fees for non-residents doubled on July 1 to $10 per car on weekdays and $20 on weekends.

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