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Dave Hansen / Newport Daily News

Water quality along the Aquidneck Island shoreline has improved overall, but isn’t perfect, according to a new report from a local environmental nonprofit.

Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

A Rhode Island Hospital study has found a rise in the number of antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections. That’s coupled with an overall increase in these kinds of infections throughout the state.

Headed for the Beach? Water Quality's Improving.

Jul 5, 2013
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A new report about Rhode Island’s beaches finds steady improvements in the water quality since 2008. Health officials closed beaches for fewer days last year than it did in 2011, and more improvements are in the works.