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Impact of blizzard expected to linger

The blizzard that ripped through Southeastern Massachusetts Feb. 8 and 9 wreaked havoc with municipal budgets not only for the current fiscal year but probably also into the next cycle.

Smaller communities spent around $200,000 each, while larger communities and those on the coast paid more than $1 million each to keep plow trucks rolling, police and firefighters available, and residents sheltered, while pounding surf shattered seawalls and eroded beaches. And winter is not quite over.

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