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Amsterdam council overrides veto to maintain hoops ban

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One of the more contentious issues to arise in Amsterdam in recent memory was put to rest Wednesday, as the Common Council overrode the mayor’s veto and enacted a ban on basketball hoops on city streets. Much criticism of the new law has been lodged by owners of portable hoops, and that continued Wednesday before and after the council’s 4-1 vote. Mayor Ann Thane vetoed the ordinance when it was originally passed, and the council ...


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