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House OKs bill to allow earlier retail alcohol sales on Sundays
Game-day football tailgaters and other weekend event planners in Massachusetts would be able to buy beer and alcoholic beverages on Sunday morning rather than waiting until noon, under legislation that has cleared the Massachusetts House. On voice vote and without debate, the House last Wednesday approved a bill (H 228) that would legalize Sunday morning alcohol sales starting at 10 a.m. - two hours earlier than allowed under current law. Rep. Elizabeth Poirier, one of the sponsors of the legislation, said she and a few other lawmakers have been pushing for earlier alcohol sales for years. Poirier, a Republican from North Attleborough, said it will particularly help retailers who border Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Read more here.
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