- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Three Rhode Island beaches have broken parking revenue records this summer.

The Newport Daily News reports the figures for Easton’s Beach in Newport and Sachuest and Third beaches in Middletown surpassed previous marks.

Easton’s Beach took in nearly $540,000, exceeding last summer’s record by more than $22,000.

Middletown Town Council President Robert Sylvia says Sachuest and Third beaches brought in almost $1,450,000 combined this summer, shattering the record set in 2012.

Newport Beach Manager Erik Reis says this summer has been one of the best beach seasons he can remember, despite a slow start.

Reis says there are several ideas in the works for 2016, including a pilot location for a faster water-testing program.


Information from: The Newport Daily News.

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