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Shutdown having trickle-down effect

Brandon Flaherty picks up a sub at the Subway shop along Freeman's Bridge Rd. on Wednesday afternoon. Many food establishments along Freeman's Bridge Rd. have felt the effects of the government shutdown in the last few days, without employees of Stratton Air National Guard stopping for lunch.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Brandon Flaherty picks up a sub at the Subway shop along Freeman's Bridge Rd. on Wednesday afternoon. Many food establishments along Freeman's Bridge Rd. have felt the effects of the government shutdown in the last few days, without employees of Stratton Air National Guard stopping for lunch.
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Seats at Skyport Diner typically filled by technicians from the Stratton Air National Guard Base were empty Wednesday. It was the same story Tuesday — the day a partial shutdown of the federal government began, and with it the furlough of about 190 employees from the nearby base. “I would say we had a really bad day yesterday,” said Patty Sherman, who was making meals for the handful of customers who had stopped in for ...


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