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No swimming in the swelter


State schedule makes no allowance for weather



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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Andrew J. Petro Memorial Swimming Pool off Randolph Street closed for the season on Sunday, leaving locals sweltering during the hottest week of the year. Christopher Tanguay. (click for larger version)
August 18, 2009
SOUTHBRIDGE — With a string of nearly 90-degree days this week, nothing would have been more refreshing than a dip in the pool. Too bad it was closed.

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation's (DCR) Andrew J. Petro Memorial Swimming Pool off Randolph Street closed for the season on Sunday, Aug. 16, leaving many kids sweltering during, so far, the hottest week of the year.

The Petro swimming pool is one of 11 DCR operated pools in central Massachusetts that closed this past weekend after being open for 51 days.

Although the closing date of the public pool seems much later in the summer in many people's memories, according to DCR, it's right on schedule.

See Thursday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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