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St. Patrick's parade has outlived its usefulness

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The brawl that broke out in Albany just as the city’s 63rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade broke up Saturday was nothing on the scale of the infamous “Kegs and Eggs” riot of 2011, but that’s little cause for relief. An 18-year-old punching a cop is still serious, and the jump in DWI arrests that occurred over this “holiday” weekend also suggests that the problem with alcohol and St. Patrick’s Day is as bad as ...

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