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Boston Globe: Stephen Berlo and his family have lived in a house on Scituate’s Lighthouse Road for 22 years. They host family gatherings at the water’s edge every Fourth of July. They paddleboard, kayak, and swim just steps from their home.

Yet on Friday [February 8], that sea the family loves so much came rudely calling at their front door.

The weekend blizzard was the fifth significant storm endured by Scituate and nearby coastal communities since 2010, testing the mettle of sea-loving residents, frustrating town officials and power companies, and tapping out taxpayers who pay for the cleanup.

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