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Patrick Re-files Liquor License Cap Lift

Patrick Re-files Liquor License Cap Lift

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(Massachusetts)   —  Governor Patrick has refiled legislation to lift the state’s liquor license cap.  The measure would give local government full control over how many licenses they issue.  A similar measure failed to make it into the final version of a recent economic development bill.  Some business owners are against the measure after paying big bucks for licenses on the private market.  Others say the current limits are arbitrary and work against economic development goals.

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.