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Battle lines drawn over alcohol taxes

Package stores predict loss of business to N.H.

By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / January 30, 2009

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CHELMSFORD - Customers like Celeste Crowley are worrying package store owners. She is a regular at Harrington's Wine and Liquors, but if Governor Deval Patrick's proposal to help shore up the state's bleeding finances with a 5 percent alcohol tax is approved, she says she will simply drive a few more miles to tax-free New Hampshire. (Full article: 811 words)

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