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Friday, November 19, 2010

Brewster town meeting sinks marijuana & drinking fines, passes everything else - Brewster, MA - The Cape Codder

Brewster town meeting sinks marijuana & drinking fines, passes everything else - Brewster, MA - The Cape Codder
BREWSTER — If only all town meetings went as smoothly and as briskly.

Brewster voters breezed through 20 articles in two hours Monday night at their fall special town meeting with only article 14, which would’ve increased the penalties for drinking alcoholic beverages or smoking marijuana on public property to $200 failing to win approval.

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Elbert Ulshoeffer quoted a Supreme Court Justice who pointed out any government action cutting liberties in the name of safety need a very compelling justification.

“I find nothing that compels this. We don’t have brawls on the beach or big parties,” he said. “If people abuse alcohol it is a minority in Brewster.”
Brewster, MA sounds like a town I could retire in...

1 comment:

  1. nice to see sanity prevail somewhere.

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