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PROVIDNECE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Health Department found more than 70 violations in July in concession stands at three state beaches.

The Woonsocket Call reports the violations at Misquamicut, Scarborough and Roger Wheeler beaches included fish fillets thawed in stagnant water, cans of clam chowder being stored in restrooms and fly strips hanging over food preparation areas.

The stands are run by Beachcomber Concessions, the company of former Democratic Party Chairman David Caprio. He stepped down this week amid a state police investigation into the awarding of the concession contract.

Caprio did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment Friday.

The newspaper reports the violations were found during five inspections in July and the company had until Friday to correct the problems.


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