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SHOULD GLOUCESTER CLOSE BEACHES TO NON-RESIDENTS?

Folks at Good Harbor Beach this afternoon practicing physical distancing 

Over the weekend many more beaches and beach parking lots closed across the state. Massachusetts DCR State Beaches such as Winthrop Shores Reservation, Revere, Swampscott, and Nahant joined other North Shore communities (Crane Beach, along with Ipswich and Newbury town beaches, for example) in closing to non-residents.

Should Gloucester close her beaches to non-residents? Please write and let us know what you think (and why).

The good news is that State Parks across the Commonwealth are opening early. Massachusetts owns more 450,000 acres of recreational property. Several of the State Parks listed below are beaches, which are now closed, but many are not.

Here is a link to Massachusetts State Parks, alphabetically listed by town.

State Parks by region.

Not everyone though is following GHB guidelines

GOOD MORNING FROM THE 15TH ANNUAL REVERE BEACH INTERNATIONAL SAND SCULPTING FESTIVAL!

While filming wildlife over the past week at Revere and Winthrop Beaches, it has been fascinating to see the sand sculptures taking shape for this weekend’s festive International Revere Beach Sand Sculpting exhibit and competition. The theme is “Celebrating Literacy,” and the sculptors have created interpretations of favorite works of literature written for children, teens and adults.  A storybook castle is the centerpiece of the exhibit. It’s all so beautifully ephemeral. The whimsical sculptures will be gone next week.

The festival begins today, Friday, July 20th and runs through Sunday, July 22nd. A ferris wheel and merry-go-round add to the fun, and a fireworks display over Revere Beach is scheduled for Saturday night. The event is free and open to the public. Attached is the complete schedule. For more information visit: http://reverebeachpartnership.com/

Sculptors include:

Helena Bangert of the Netherlands

Deborah Barrett/Cutulle of Saugus, Mass.

Mélineige Beauregard of Quebec, Canada

Jonathan ‘Jobi’ Bouchard of Montreal, Canada

Enguerrand David of Belgium

Ilya Filmonstev of Russia

Remy Hoggard of Bulgaria

Paul Hoggard of England

Sue McGrew of Tacoma, Washington

Fergus Mulvany of Ireland

Pavel Mylnikov of Moscow, Russia

Rachel Stubbs of England

Steve Topazio of Tiverton, Rhode Island

Abe Waterman of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Jaku ‘Kuba’ Zimacek of the Czech Republic