No Decision Made On Durham Ending Christmas Tree Tradition, Official Says

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DURHAM, N.H. (WBZ-AM) — A town official in Durham, N.H. is denying reports that 2018 will be the last year for a Christmas tree on the town common.

“People are upset, people really do enjoy it. It’s a lovely gathering of people of all different stripes,” Town Council Chairwoman Kitty Marple said.  

One secular citizen aired grievances about the town putting up a religious symbol on the town common, spurring rumors that last Saturday’s tree lighting ceremony was Durham’s last.

Marple said a decision has not been made on whether there will be a Christmas tree in Durham next year.

“How best to deal with this situation this moment, I really don’t know. I would prefer to do it all, some people would prefer to do nothing,” Marple said.  

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports 



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