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Marshfield to vote on about $5 million for coastal repairs

With memories of winter’s coastal flooding still fresh in their minds, Marshfield voters go to Town Meeting April 22, to vote on about $5 million to replace a stretch of sea wall and a separate area of stones that have been placed along the shore to minimize erosion.

The vote comes two years after a Town Meeting vote that made a statement about townwide support for sea-wall repair; voters rejected a betterment fee that would have been imposed only on coastal residents. Now, however, concern over sea-level rise, and the idea that sea walls are merely a temporary fix, is growing stronger.

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