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Security measures dampen mood for July Fourth party

Thoughts of terror alter mood for Esplanade celebration

For 30 years, Matt Lincoln and his family have trooped to the Esplanade to celebrate the Fourth, pushing a cart loaded with tents, a hammer and stakes, bunting, flags, chairs, tables, and a sizable buffet — not to mention a sickle to clear view-blocking weeds.

This year, however, his family is experiencing a kind of patriotic crisis.

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