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Weston vote will mean one-stop-shopping for wine and cheese

Posted by ssiek May 8, 2007 12:24 AM


Oenophiles in Weston will be able to toast a victory after tonight's Annual Town Meeting, although for the moment they'll have to buy the wine elsewhere.

Despite invoking fears of increased underage drinking, retail monopoly and damage to the "unique character of Weston," opponents of a petition to allow wine sales in Weston's only supermarket did not gain enough traction to preserve Weston's status as a dry town.

With 106 votes in favor and 71 against, Weston took the first step towards allowing the sale of alcohol for the first time in at least a century.

Now it will have to go to the legislature and governor for approval before returning to Weston for a vote in next year's town elections.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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