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Mayor steps in to save wedding that was missing officiant


MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — A couple gathered with family for a Cape Cod wedding found themselves without an officiant minutes before being wed, until a Massachusetts mayor wrangled special permission to perform the ceremony.

Carlo DeMaria, the mayor of Everett, Massachusetts, was on vacation near the venue in West Yarmouth on Saturday, when the mother of the bride asked if he could help.

The minister who was supposed to perform the ceremony had canceled at the last minute because of an emergency.

DeMaria said he called Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to request sp...

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