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It’s August. It’s hot. Folks are swimming illegally at Crystal Lake and — in the process — perhaps harming the lake’s fragile ecology and putting lives at risk. To make matters worse, the official (i.e. legal) part of the swim season closes in just over two weeks (Aug. 20) so after that a law-abiding citizen has three choices: Be hot,  swim elsewhere or stop being a law-abiding citizen.

When I saw Richard Primack’s column in today TAB, I was hoping he was going to propose a solution to Newton’s Crystal Lake conundrum. He doesn’t. But he does a nice job summing up the problems surrounding “Newton’s recreational jewel.”

What do you think? Should the “no swimming” laws at Crystal Lake be better enforced? Ignored? Tossed out?







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