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Police clash with locals over quarries

Swimming at Gloucester reservoir defended as tradition as officers step up patrols, arrests

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By Jack Nicas
Globe Correspondent / August 9, 2010

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GLOUCESTER — A debate is emerging over a popular local swimming hole, as police try to crack down on rowdy teens who drink beer and jump six stories into a public drinking supply, while families who have swam in the rock quarries for years argue that visiting them is a time-honored local tradition. (Full article: 834 words)

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