07/25/2020 (Sat) 19:18:57
Updated Jul 24, 2020 at 3:56 PM
Illegal-parking fines of up to $150 are also meant to restrict beachgoing -- by everyone.
PROVIDENCE — As part of its efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Raimondo administration is again trying to keep control of the number of visitors to state beaches this weekend by urging people from Connecticut and Massachusetts to stay away and coordinating with local authorities to crack down on illegal parking.
Similar measures enacted last weekend helped keep the crowds down at popular state beaches along the south shore that include Scarborough, in Narragansett, East Matunuck, in South Kingstown, and Misquamicut, in Westerly. The actions contributed to the safest conditions on Rhode Island state beaches seen all summer, according to the Department of Environmental Management.