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Fork in the road

Fork in the Road: The common touch rules at the Palace

BIDDEFORD, Maine — It might not be the first thing you notice after you settle onto one of the 15 stools at the Palace Diner, but when the folks behind the counter take a call-in order, they use a rotary phone. “We try to limit our contact with 21st-century technology as much as possible,” says Nick Capotosto, eldest son of the clan that took over the diner in 2011.

“We bought it in a momentary lapse of sanity,” says his father, David, who pitches in with sons Sam and Ben on Saturdays.

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