3 out of 8 closed beaches have reopened

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NARRAGANSETT, R. I. (AP) Three Rhode Island beaches have been reopened to swimmers after they were temporarily closed because of high bacteria counts.

The state's Department of Health says Narragansett Town Beach, North Kingstown Town Beach and Barrington Town Beach all reopened to swimming on Friday.

Five beaches remain closed to swimming. They are Fort Adams State Park Beach in Newport and Conimicut Point Beach, Goddard Memorial State Park Beach, City Park Beach and Oakland Beach in Warwick.

Those 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.

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