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The Boston Globe


Brian McGrory

Concord bottled water ban is all wet

CONCORD – I was sipping my favorite beverage from a brown paper bag on a bench near Walden Pond one recent day when a local sidled up to me with a question. I knew he was a local because he was wearing what everyone else in this town does — a pair of frayed khakis about one rinse cycle from total disintegration and a Peter Paul & Mary concert shirt.

“Jimmy Beam?” he asked desirously, pointing to my bag.

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