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School for Troubled Teens Closing

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School for Troubled Teens Closing

The Academy at Swift River is closing down.  The private school in Cummington offers a therapeutic setting for troubled teenagers.  Director Bar Clarke tells the “Gazette” fewer and fewer families can afford their services.  50 Hilltown jobs will be lost as a result of the closure.

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