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Posted: November 30, 2012 at 5:08 a.m.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a Rhode Island independent whose use of the term “holiday tree,” rather than “Christmas tree,” last year sparked protests, gave the public 30 minutes’ notice for this year’s tree-lighting ceremony at the Statehouse — this coming after his spokesman said earlier that he would skip the treelighting altogether.

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