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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Who's the Grinch?

WAYLAND

Bryce Turner, 11, spent the weekend selling Christmas trees as part of the annual effort to raise money for his Boy Scout troop in Wayland.

As proud as he was to help raise about $500 selling nearly a dozen Boston firs, he and fellow tenderfeet were galled yesterday to learn that someone had stolen as many as 50 of the 200 trees they had had shipped from Nova Scotia and had arrayed beside a church.

"I was shocked," said Turner, grousing that the troop will have to cut some of their plans. "Who steals Christmas trees from Boy Scouts? I mean, how low can you get?"

Police said they are investigating the theft, but had no suspects last night. They believe the thieves struck after 8 p.m. Saturday.

"It's an unfortunate commentary on today's society," Sergeant Richard Manley of the Wayland Police Department, said in a story in today's City & Region section.

-- David Abel

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