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US Postal Service releases Boston Light stamp

The US Postal Service released Saturday a Forever stamp depicting Boston Light, the first lighthouse in the country, along with stamps honoring four other New England lighthouses.

“Lighthouses have different meanings for different people. It means hope, it means ‘the light,’ ” said Sally Snowman, who has served as the keeper of Boston Light on Little Brewster Island since 2003. “It also has a very important role as a navigational aide. . . . Now that it’s a stamp, the federal government has acknowledged it as an important piece of history.”

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