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New playground at Deer Hill caters to all players

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The pupils at Deer Hill School have a new playground, thanks to the efforts of parents, staff, and the community. The school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony late last month, and a popsicle party for the sixth-graders who have graduated since the $160,000 project began two years ago. Money came from the town’s Community Preservation fund and private donations, according to organizer Franchesca Arnold, whose children are now in middle school. The playground, which is handicapped-accessible, has traditional swings, slide and climbing equipment, as well as a structure that’s designed as a fitness circuit, she said. There are also tables, chairs, and “what’s basically an upside down teeter totter,” she said. “We wanted to be as inclusive as possible, including different styles of play.”

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