Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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August 22, 2013

Summer's last hurrah

Pomps Pond marks 90th season, reopens to all

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“There was a lot of discussion about how to ensure the safety of the individuals there,” Selectman Dan Kowalski said. “With the volume of people, I wouldn’t want to be one of the lifeguards. I’m glad something was done.”

He said he was optimistic town officials could come up with a plan for next year.

“They’ll have to limit the number of swimmers for the volume of lifeguards,” he said.

Selectmen Chairman Alex Vispoli agreed.

“Buzz was faced with a critical situation and something had to be done at that time,” he said. “But based on the requirements of the grant, he had to come up with another approach that was in compliance with the grant.

“It will have to be open to everybody, residents or non-residents, but there will be a limit on the sheer number of people.”

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