Bill would drop restrictions on who buys drinks at VFW

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are working on a bill to allow out-of-town veterans to buy drinks at clubs run by the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion. 

Under current law, veterans from out of town must rely on the generosity of others if they want a drink. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission says drinks can only be sold directly to local members at clubs, although the restriction isn't always followed.

County Executive Candidates Criticize Frick Over Planned Fundraiser with Total Wine Co-Owner

County Executive candidate Bill Frick Wednesday brushed off criticism of a planned January fundraiser that Total Wine & More co-owner Robert Trone is hosting at his Potomac home.

Democratic Montgomery County Council members Marc Elrich and George Leventhal—who are also running for county executive—criticized the fundraiser, saying it has the appearance of catering to special interests.

Pennsylvania closes liquor store that sits atop unstable mine in Monroeville

Monroeville's Fine Wine and Good Spirits at 3845 Northern Pike closed Wednesday because the building had structural issues caused by an unstable mine below it, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said in a news release.

The agency that regulates the distribution of alcohol in the state said it is looking to acquire space for a temporary store in the same area until a permanent solution is found.

New Hampshire Liquor Commission Donates Nearly 1,000 Toys for 2017 Toys for Tots Drive

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) delivered nearly 1,000 new, unwrapped toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program on Friday, December 15. Throughout November and December, NHLC collected toys at its 80 New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets and at NHLC Enforcement headquarters.

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