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Council approves August cigar festival

April 22nd, 2010 Posted in Cigars, General tobacco Tags: ,

Thick August air and cigar smoke will turn downtown Keene into a giant humidor this summer, but just for one day. At the April 15 City Council meeting councilors voted 11-3 in favor of allowing a local business owner to hold a cigar tasting event on the sidewalk outside his Central Square store on Aug. 28. Read more

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Let’s give marijuana the tobacco treatment

April 21st, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

Why condemn smoking in parks then turn a blind eye to 4/20?The City of Vancouver is sending the wrong message when it bans the smoking of cigarettes in parks — and in pretty well every other public place — and does sweet nothing about open, illegal pot smoking. Read more

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Virginia wines meet Cuban cigars

April 19th, 2010 Posted in Cigars, General tobacco Tags:

Former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who lost that state’s 2009 Democratic nomination to Creigh Deeds , launched his own trade mission to Cuba last week with several Virginia businessmen. McAuliffe journeyed to Cuba from April 12 through 15, where he persuaded the Cubans to accept more Virginia poultry, apples and soybeans — and, for the first time, Virginia wine. Read more

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