Swimmers warned of bacteria issues at Weirs, Bartlett, Opechee & Ellacoya beaches

LACONIA — Three beaches in the city — Weirs Beach, Bartlett Beach and Opechee Cove — along with beaches at Ellacoya State Park in Gilford were closed to wading and swimming on Wednesday following tests the day before that revealed excessive levels of fecal bacteria.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services collected samples yesterday and the results of these most recent tests will be announced on Saturday.