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East End lawmakers propose chain store ban

The proposed legislation before the East Hampton Town

The proposed legislation before the East Hampton Town Board would require chain businesses with 15 or more locations in the United States to obtain a special permit through the town planning board. (August 5, 2014 5:53 PM)

Lawmakers in an East End town want to ban big chain stores like Wal-Mart and McDonald’s.  

The proposed legislation before the East Hampton Town Board would require chain businesses with 15 or more locations in the United States to obtain a special permit through the town planning board.

Today, two town council members came out against the legislation, while three are for it. One...

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