Swansea Mall Aftermath

     While the bulk of last night's Swansea Board of Selectmen focused on issues involving discussions with a pair of marijuana dispensaries, the issue of last week's announcement of the closure of the Swansea Mall was debated near the end of the session, as Selectman Chris Carreiro indicated that economic development needed a boost. Carreiro says Swansea is suffering from economic distress in the aftermath of the announcement of the closing of the mall. It will close on the final day of March; The Macy's anchor store will close one week prior to the final closing of the entire complex.