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beer.jpgA column by Howie Carr's wife in the Wellesley Townsman elicited such a nasty reaction among readers that the comments were removed from the Internet today. Townsman editor Cathy Brauner told us that Kathy Carr's complaints about underage drinking in Wellesley generated an avalanche of negativity. "I can't think of a time when we got a response like this," said Brauner. "We just took all of them down. If people want to comment, they can write us a letter." (We'd print a few of the reader remarks, but this is a family newspaper.) The right-wing radio host's wife wrote about a group of "intoxicated teenagers" who were littering and "screaming profanities" outside her home last Saturday. Carr, who's a realtor in Wellesley, says she dialed 911 and credited cops for promptly "dispersing the rabble." (She also took a photo of the beer cans on the ground.) Carr goes on to blame parents for the behavior of the kids. "I asked myself why parents don't try to take more control of their offspring," she writes. "I realize I'm starting to sound like some old fogy, but 'these kids today' seem quite adept at deceiving their parents." Carr said her daughters asked her not to write the piece, but "teenage drinking in Wellesley is everyone's problem."
 

 

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