BURRILLVILLE â€” The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has recommended the closure of Spring Lake Beach Facility (50 Old Hillside Drive, Glendale) to swimming after a group of people who swam there on July 4 became ill with bloody diarrhea. HEALTH has not yet identified the source of the illness, but has taken water samples to test for bacteria. This facility has no history of high bacteria counts.
Hordes of blood-sucking mosquitoes are just waiting to take a bite out of your summer fun, but the good news is that, so far this year, none of those mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Rhode Island â€“ at least not yet.
WOONSOCKET â€” Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish is busy preparing for its 2013 Summer Festival. This yearâ€™s festival is being organized by co-chairs John and Monique Cote. The Rev. Maurice Brindmore, Father Ernest Blanchard, Beverly Jolicoeur, Melissa Mathurin, Gerry Houle, Jeff Houle, Paulette Gamache, Jackie Pelleitrer, Paulette Gamache, Jackie Pelletier, Paula Berard, Bill Dundulis Jr. and Bill Dundulis III are also part of the festival committee.