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Turning the tide on seaweed

Newport hopes 9-ton vehicle can clean up beach, bring crowds back

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By David Filipov
Globe Staff / July 26, 2009

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It has long been an unsightly red stain on this world-renowned headland of exclusive yacht clubs, oceanfront mansions, and immaculate tennis lawns. The crimson seaweed that blights the otherwise pristine stretch of sand known as Easton’s Beach has frustrated would-be bathers, sponged up and retained potentially harmful bacteria, and given new meaning to the notion of “the wine ... (Full article: 955 words)

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