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Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Cool spot in Needham

With temperatures today above 100 degrees, Broadmeadow Elementary opened its doors as a cooling center for residents. The air-conditioned hangout is equipped with 50 gallons of water, television, and computers.

Fire Chief Paul Buckley said this is the first time he recalls that Needham opened a cooling center. Buckley said residents without air conditioning, particularly seniors and children, also are encouraged to go to the library on hot days.

-- Lauren K. Meade

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