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Field plan cost under scrutiny

Facing an estimated $4.7 million price tag and an ever growing scope, town officials are coming under pressure to scale back plans for state-of-the-art athletic fields at Hingham High School.

Though many important decisions haven’t been made, the current price tag includes such options as artificial turf (nearly $1 million), lights ($320,000), and permanent bleachers ($780,000). And then there are the extra toilets required by the state.

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