Mental Health First Aid USA trainers from Newport Mental Health and the Newport County YMCA recently certified educators from Newport and Tiverton schools, along with a representative from a Portsmouth student-led mental health advocacy group, Every Student Initiative.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) recently released the following Halloween safety tips. Follow these “tricks” to protect health and safety and keep Halloween a treat.
What’s the best way you can maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels without taking
medications? Will blood pressure and cholesterol medications cause weight gain? Find out at a free Wellness Workshop.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking hunters to take special precautions when hunting deer, elk, and moose (cervids) to keep Rhode Island deer herds free of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
The Prudence Island Water District has proactively issued a boil water advisory because E. coli bacteria was found in a sample collected at the water district’s storage tank.
Parents and students are welcomed to a mental health discussion at the Portsmouth Middle School, 125 Jepson Lane. Find out more information here.
While the DEM will begin stocking trout in ponds across Rhode Island next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend, advisories continue at Portsmouth ponds.
All waters of Upper Narragansett Bay bounded by the DEM range marker on Conimicut Point, from the center of the tower at Nayatt Point to the northern tip of Prudence Island and to the southern tip of Warwick Point, have been closed to shellfishing effective at 1 p.m. Monday, announced the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM).
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits.
The Rhode Island Department of Health recommended the closing of Sandy Point Beach on Wednesday due to high bacteria levels.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport and Melville Ponds in Portsmouth due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the ponds.
The RIDOH and RIDEM are advising people to avoid contact with Sisson Pond due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued a quarantine order for animals at Simmons Farm in Middletown.
The following health inspections were performed at Portsmouth businesses and schools in February 2018, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.
The Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA) offers a series of low-cost rabies clinics each spring.
The following health inspections were performed at Portsmouth businesses and schools in January 2018, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.