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Newburyport News: The Merrimack River Beach Alliance yesterday focused on a substance that might be at the core of its community mission: sand.

Members discussed a proposed Piscataqua River dredge project to provide needy beaches with inexpensive sand, a potential dredging program on the river side near Plum Island Point, and a university project that has been initiated to measure how much sand is building up or sliding away from different sections of the island.

Read more about the potential for sand from the Piscataqua dredging to be used on Plum Island.