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Vendors at the Chestertown Farmer’s Market set up for business just prior to opening hours on a recent Wednesday. The market’s success has prompted some criticism, but town leaders and business owners were quick this week to defend the operation.

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Under fire, Chestertown Farmer’s Market lauded by local leaders

Community leaders in Chestertown for years have been strategizing how to get more people to town, so the empty storefronts downtown could be again filled with thriving businesses like in bygone years. But now that the Chestertown Farmers' Market brings crowds to town — and the shoppers are spending money, one town official has issued a list of criticisms. His complaints, however, were drowned out this week by praise from town leaders and citizens


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