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Brian McGrory

Romney opposition to hospice ironic

You have to look far, wide, and probably futilely to find anyone who has anything but kind words about Tagg Romney, the son who best blends his father’s purebred retriever looks with his mother’s straightforward warmth. Which is why it’s so bizarre to see him front and center in a petty controversy in his hometown of Belmont.

First, a few facts. Like every other community, rich and not, Belmont could use cash, so local officials came up with the seemingly bright idea of selling a town-owned 5.5-acre wooded parcel in the midst of upscale Belmont Hill.

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