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February 16, 2013

Paper or plastic: Who should decide?

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Look, cleaning up the environment is everyone’s goal, whether through better education on issues such as this, or perhaps promoting deals for customers who do choose paper bags when they go to their favorite stores. But while officials and residents weigh their options, they may also want to think about another basic aspect of all this:

Do we really need town government — or any level of government — telling us we have no longer have a choice of even “paper or plastic?”

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