Monmouth to vote on legal liquor

Petitioners collect enough signatures to allow residents to vote on legalizing hard-liquor sales.

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Residents of historically dry Monmouth will be able to vote on legalizing hard-liquor sales in May after petitioners collected the required number of signatures.

One reason behind the drive: boosting local businesses by allowing them to profit from hard alcohol.

Monmouth had a long history as a dry town that, except for a few sporadic exceptions, dates to its 1859 incorporation.

That changed earlier this decade. In 2002, petitioners successfully spirited a drive, and 58 percent of the voters agreed, to allow sales of beer and wine.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.

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