Vice Squad
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Rockport, Massachusetts Ends Alcohol Ban

In an election yesterday, the village of Rockport, Massachusetts decided, 1,959 to 1,562, to make some alcohol licenses available. Such votes are not uncommon in the US, but what was a bit surprising about the end of the Rockport ban was how longstanding the liquor prohibition had been in place. Setting aside that crazy year of 1933, Rockport has been dry since some axe-wielding prohibitionists took direct action in 1856.

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