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Aimed at curbing civil misconduct

By Michele Morgan Bolton
Globe Correspondent / June 12, 2012
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It just got easier to keep things clean in Middleborough, whether it’s the mouths of combative adolescents swarming the town center or people who think nothing of dropping trash on the street.

Town Meeting voters agreed Monday to decriminalize a range of longstanding town bylaws that regulate antisocial offences from excessive swearing in public, at $20; and littering, at $50; to shoveling snow into the street, also $50; and public pot smoking, which warrants a fine of $300.

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