A group supporting the sale of liquor in supermarkets gathered in front of a Whole Foods store in Newton. Mary Niederhelman, exiting the store with her daughter, said she is undecided on the issue.
Ron Bersani, grandfather of Melanie Powell of Melanie’s Law, spoke outside a 7-Eleven store on Tremont Street in Boston about how he opposes Question 1 on the ballot.

Ballot measure on liquor sales in supermarkets too close to call

November 7, 2006

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Supermarkets, frustrated with restrictions that limit them to three liquor licenses statewide, are pushing Question 1, which would allow cities and towns to issue new licenses for wine at food stores. Fearing the measure would take business away from them, package stores, liquor wholesalers, and beer distributors have suggested that passage would lead to more underage drinking and drunken-driving fatalities. (Full article: 282 words)

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