- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NEVERSINK, N.Y. (AP) - Residents have partially lifted an 80-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol in a New York town.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1HqigGc ) residents on Tuesday approved a measure to allow restaurants to sell alcohol in Neversink. But they shot down convenience stores’ push to sell alcohol in their establishments.

Jennifer Grimes, a local realtor and owner of Eureka Market and Cafe, led the push to allow the sale of alcohol in town. She says the campaign was meant to breathe more life into the business sector of town that was suffering without the ability to sell alcohol.

Sullivan County Historian John Conway says the ban went into effect in the early 1930s when residents feared the coming of rowdy workers for construction of the county’s reservoir system.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com

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