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Removal of sand opposed by some

For the past 40 years, few people have paid attention to a 30-foot-high pile of sand that sits in the middle of Rumney Marsh Reservation and stretches from Saugus into Revere.

But the pile is now the subject of a contentious debate between the Department of Conservation and Recreation and some residents of Saugus. The DCR wants to move some of the sand to Winthrop Beach later this year, while the abutters want the sand to stay put.

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