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Selectmen vow to shut down Fourth beach bacchanal


Wall-to-wall bodies at Nobadeer give a glimpse of the some 7,000 people who flocked to the beach on the Fourth of July.      I&M Photo Galleries


By Matt Turer



(July 30, 2015) Fourth of July partiers may be looking elsewhere than Nobadeer Beach to spend their holiday next year, after the Board of Selectmen approved a motion from Rick Atherton last Wednesday to instruct town staff and administration to take whatever action is necessary to end the annual beach bacchanal.

This year an estimated 7,000 young people jammed the shores of Nobadeer Beach on the south shore and left truckloads of trash in their wake, and trespassed on private property all along the shore.

“The (Nobadeer) Fourth of July party needs to be shut down,” board chairman Bob DeCosta said.“Whatever we have to do to make it go away, it needs to go away. It’s the new Maddequecham Jam and we can’t have it anymore.”


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