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Board Rejects Alcohol Road Name Change

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Board Rejects Alcohol Road Name Change

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Board Rejects Alcohol Road Name Change

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Selectmen in Greenwood, Maine, have decided they will not change the name of Alcohol Mary Road. It's named after a Prohibition bootlegger. A local man says it defames his grandmother, who's named Mary, but is no relation to Alochol Mary.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

On this day when we hear of the arrest of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, we have another name from the annals of New England crime. In Greenwood, Maine, legislators have decided they will not rename Alcohol Mary Road. It's named after a prohibition bootlegger. A local man says it defames his grandmother Mary - no relation - but the Sun Journal Newspaper says local residents consider Alcohol Mary a historical figure and a source of pride.

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