Gov. Chafee won't host tree lighting at RI Statehouse

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November 27, 2012, 5:03 am
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(NECN) - There will be no controversy this year over a tree-lighting ceremony at the Rhode Island statehouse.

That's because Governor Lincoln Chafee has decided not to host a ceremony.
     
Last year, protesters attended the tree-lighting because Chafee referred to the tree as a "holiday tree."

Student choruses will perform at the statehouse instead.

A spokeswoman says Chafee is focused on more important matters now.

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