Title

"The Talk of Maine" piece on how liquor has been sold over the years in Maine.

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

4-1-2004

Pages

25-28

Abstract

"The Talk of Maine" piece on how liquor has been sold over the years in Maine. This summer, if a court decision withstands an appeal, Maine will be completely out of the liquor control business for the first time since 1851. Maine has had a love-hate relationship with alcohol since before it was a state. Maine has one of the highest number of brew pubs per capita, but also produced Neal Dow, the founder of the Prohibition Party. With a history of the state's involvement in liquor sales: from the days when each state liquor store maintained a list of known alcoholics, through the period of state-licensed "agency stores," to the state's recent departure from the wholesale liquor distribution business altogether.

Subjects

Liquor industry, Liquor laws and regulations

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