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Strawberry Festival

The annual Fourth of July Parade and Strawberry Festival was held Saturday, July 2. Hundreds of residents, friend and family members attended the festive event, which also raised money for several worthy town causes.

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From the publisher: Star crossed

I saw god. Not Him. Not the God. A god. Lower-case g.

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The tragedy of Tony C.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Tony Conigliaro is carried off the field on a stretcher by teammates and the trainers of both the Red Sox and the California Angels after he was beaned by Angels pitcher Jack Hamilton in the fourth inning of their game at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., Aug. 18, 1967. (AP Photo/Bill […]

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Beth Adams, NFL deal with brain injuries head-on

By STEVE KRAUSE Looks can be deceiving. That’s true whether you’re sizing up a blind date or trying to figure out how healthy a person is. And it’s especially true with traumatic brain injuries — or, as they are commonly known, concussions.

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Chapel renovation earns praise

By SANDI GOLDFARB Swampscott’s historic cemetery is a peaceful place. Mature trees shade walkways that wind through the well-maintained grounds, while the sounds of birds mingle with the gentle hum of traffic. Grave sites are marked by small American flags waving in the breeze and by flowers and balloons that pay tribute to loved ones long […]

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Pluck of the Irish

Anne Driscoll making a difference in Emerald Isle By STACEY MARCUS “I arrived in Ireland with no phone, no home and no hairdresser,” said Anne Driscoll, an award-winning journalist, social worker and author. The longtime Swampscott resident details her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar working with the Irish Innocence Project in her engaging three-volume Irish You […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Reach for the stars

Town’s artists over the moon about new home By MEAGHAN CASEY Artists may have been lured to Swampscott by the beautiful waterfront in years past, but it was often a solitary existence — until now.

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Sports & Leisure

Swampscott sailing program celebrates half-century mark

By DAVID LISCIO Nautical historians will tell you Swampscott is best known as the New England town where the fishing dory and the lobster pot were invented. But over the past half century, while fish stocks dwindled, the town’s interest in recreational sailing continued to grow.

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Crossing the Channel

Swampscott men tackle the ‘Mount Everest of swimming’ By MEAGHAN CASEY There will likely be jellyfish, water temperatures dipping below 60 degrees, salt-water induced swelling of lips and tongues, skin chafing and stretches of hunger and fatigue, but that won’t stop Swampscott’s Andy Jones and Tommy Gainer from attempting to swim the English Channel this summer.

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Sunny side up: Summer essential shopping list

Summer in Swampscott is finally here. Whether you’re traveling to someplace exotic to celebrate in the sun or planning a relaxing staycation on 01907’s sandy shores, welcome the new season in style with a few summer fashion essentials that we found at shops around town.

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