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Officials aim at loopholes on benefits

Leaders of area cities and towns are praising the recommendations of a task force that urges the state to close loopholes that have allowed some untenured teachers, crossing guards, and municipal retirees to collect extra benefits and pay through the unemployment compensation system.

“They covered a lot of good issues,” Dedham Town Administrator William Keegan Jr. said. “Obviously, there’s going to be additional time to actually sort through that information and find out where it comes out in the final analysis, but the things they highlighted are things we’re interested in.”

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