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Last dry town in Md. readies for life with alcohol

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DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — Damascus, the vintage dairy town on the northernmost edge of Montgomery County, is a place where people still talk in four-digit phone numbers. The Jimmie Cone still draws lines of ice cream lovers each summer. Judges still pin blue ribbons on goats, roses and rhubarb pies at the town fair each fall. But many of the old ways have surrendered to suburban sameness. Squint at...

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