THE TURNING TIDE

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Every Friday, old-time New England fish stores used to fry up fish and chips and sell tons of brown paper bags filled with the fragrant booty, especially to the many thousands of Catholic families who abstained from meat on that day.This custom has gone the way of the fish stores themselves and the Catholic meat ban, but several new concepts that sometimes include fish and chips

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Every Friday, old-time New England fish stores used to fry up fish and chips and sell tons of brown paper bags filled with the fragrant booty, especially to the many thousands of Catholic families who abstained from meat on that day.

This custom has gone the way of the fish stores themselves and the Catholic meat ban, but several new concepts that sometimes include fish and chips are emerging to take its place -- and not just on Friday.

An increasing numbe

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