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Swampscott beaches could close if rules are flouted, officials say

A Swampscott Police cruiser is parked at the entrance of Phillips Beach to make sure beach-goers are following the state and town guidelines of beach use. (Spenser Hasak)
SWAMPSCOTT — It’s before the official start of summer, and uniformed police officers have already been called to Swampscott’s beaches to break up groups of more than 25 youths not complying with COVID-19 regulations. Town officials have sent a warning: If bad behavior becomes frequent, beaches will close.  Last week, Swampscott passed definitive rules for…

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