Neighbors cry fowl, want chickens evicted from Cumberland Hill

Controversy brings issue back into spotlight
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CUMBERLAND – A neighborhood kerfuffle over backyard chickens and a deadlocked vote on the issue last week has some officials questioning whether local rules on keeping the clucking birds might need to be revamped. David Dugre and Paromita Ghosh have had five chickens housed in a backyard coop at 86... more

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