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With power back for most, Norwell counts blessings

NORWELL — Residents of Brigantine Circle, a heavily wooded neighborhood with sprawling homes and spacious yards, have grown accustomed to outages. They were in the dark for four nights after Hurricane Irene hit in 2011 and can count on at least one extended outage a year.

“We’re a small street, so we never have expectations that we’ll be the first to get our power back,’’ resident Mark Hanson, 57, said Tuesday as he walked with his wife and daughter near the cause of the latest outage, a large pine tree that splintered under the force of Sandy’s winds and crashed down on power lines.

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