Retiring Swampscott Fire Chief Kevin Breen (at podium) was honored at Swampscott Town Meeting, while surrounded by family members and fellow firefighters. (Gayla Cawley)
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Swampscott Town Meeting talks finances, sends fire chief off in style

SWAMPSCOTT — Town Meeting members approved eight of nine articles regarding town finances on Monday night with relatively little fanfare, but the evening's business was overshadowed by a surprise retirement ceremony for Fire Chief Kevin Breen. 

Breen was honored by Town Meeting for his 43 years of service to the Swampscott Fire Department, which kicked off with a video featuring remarks from his wife, Leslie, Gov. Charlie Baker and Select Board chairman Pe…

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