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Nyack Alcohol Ban Until Street Lights Return

The alcohol ban started Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

 

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For the safety of Nyack residents, the alcohol ban started Wednesday night at 6 p.m. is ongoing until all street and traffic lights have been restored, according to Mayor Jen Laird-White. 

However, restaurants are allowed to serve food until 10 p.m.

On the village website, it reads:

The Mayor and Village Board has ordered that the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages (as defined by Section 3 of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, but not included in patented medicines) is prohibited within the Village until further notice.

This is due to the fact there are no street lights and excessive demands on the police force to handle priority issues in the aftermath of the hurricane.

This policy was effective as of 1pm on Oct 31, 2012.

willina November 01, 2012 at 08:42 PM
this is outrageous. i'm not sure what precedence they are going on, but it is hypocritical, since this is the same board that allows new bars to open all the time, instead of family friendly, G-rated restaurants. hmm...
Kitty November 01, 2012 at 08:58 PM
It totally makes more sense for me to drive over to Pearl River and spend my money there.
catherine wago November 01, 2012 at 09:20 PM
My god, do they think of the small business owners who have lost so much already. You are taking away their livelihood but I guess the power has gone to their heads....more power to the talking heads of politics, although this one has not had an intelligent thought since elected.
catherine wago November 01, 2012 at 09:33 PM
she also said on her facebook page that she has had power at her house since wed because she is on the hospital grid, offering her home to all....I know people on that grid that are still in the dark.....
VS November 01, 2012 at 11:32 PM
I hoist a glass of beer at dinner in Nyack's honor this evening! What a joke. What the board and Mayor are saying is that Nyack is nothing but a wee village of a bunch of out of control drunks who need constant police supervision.
Locutus of Borg November 01, 2012 at 11:38 PM
What does she believe grants her the authority to regulate a state licensed business. NYS issues licenses to serve alcohol, not the fiefdom of Nyack. unbelievable.
Dee November 02, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Vote her out ....She's clueless... not a Nyacker....was she wearing her crown as she addressed the masses?...she's disassembling the financial engine of the town....and she doesn't care!
Former Fan of Nyack November 02, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Too many chiefs and not the right Indian!

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