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Motel owners fight federal government to save property 

TEWKSBURY — For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Caswell family will spend the holiday season wrapped in a cloak of uncertainty, not knowing whether they will lose everything they have worked their entire lives to build.

Russell H. Caswell, 69, the family patriarch, has been locked in a battle with the US government since September 2009, fighting to save the motel his father built in 1955 on a slice of commercial property that hugs Route 38, the main artery through Tewksbury.

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