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Bisceglie Pond Closes After Holiday

The sounds of kids splashing in the water and lifeguards' whistles at Bisceglie-Scribner Pond will end for the summer on Labor Day. Westonites welcomed the cool water and the shade all summer, which turned out to be one of the hottest ever. But even with temperatures reaching the mid-90s this past week, pond monitor Jeanne Piro says the hot weather can never last long enough for her.

"I think we just really appreciate our summers here because our winters, we really have to work hard," she said, referring to the shoveling and snow that lies ahead. Families will squeeze in their last bits of swimming over the weekend, weather permitting, before the pond closes. Piro said she will miss many things about Bisceglie while swimming at the pond takes a break.

"I like the fact that everybody knows each other on a first name basis," said Piro, who plans to spend her Labor Day weekend attending a few events around town, including an installation party for St. Francis of Assisi Parish's new pastor, the Rev. Michael Dunn.

"I think that it's really important that everybody knows each other's families, knows about the special needs of special needs children here, because we all know how to take care of each other almost like a big family," she said. "So, this is the extended family I think."

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