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Nashville to regulate rowdy party bus industry

Oct. 21, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Metro Council has approved implementing new regulations for the city's numerous entertainment vehicles that often loudly cruise down lower Broadway. The Tennessean reports that the council voted 33-3 on Tuesday...

Puerto Rico to lift pandemic curfew, ban on alcohol sales

Oct. 12, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Tuesday that he would be lifting a curfew and a ban on alcohol sales as the U.S. territory reports a drop in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. Current restrictions prohibit certain...

S. Africa president lobbies British PM over travel ban

Sep. 30, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Thursday he has had discussions with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson aimed at removing South Africa from a travel “red list” that bans visitors to the U.K. because of COVID-19. The...

Collins wants Congress to pass fetal alcohol disorders bill

Sep. 26, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator has co-sponsored a proposal designed to help prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Sen. Susan Collins said the proposal would use early intervention to address the problem of prenatal substance exposure. She said the...

Alcohol banned at beach to discourage Georgia-Florida party

Sep. 20, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Officials are banning alcohol at a Georgia beach for the weekend of the Georgia-Florida football matchup, hoping to discourage big crowds amid a high rate of coronavirus infections. Commissioners in Glynn County voted 6-to-1 to prohibit...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 14, 2021. Editorial: 4 reasons CT still needs Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers It’s still too early to end Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency powers, though it seems a lifetime since the legislature first granted him...

Pennsylvania liquor stores put 2-bottle limit on some booze

Sep. 16, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state-run liquor system will begin rationing sales of a few dozen products on Friday in response to what it describes as supply shortages beyond its control. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board notified license holders on Thursday...

Tupelo restaurants can soon sell beer, light wine earlier

Sep. 12, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Restaurants in Tupelo can now start serving some alcohol products earlier in the day. The Tupelo City Council voted last week to allow restaurants to start selling beer and light wine to customers beginning at 8 a.m., The Northeast Mississippi...

Maryland brewery sues North Carolina commission over label

Sep. 07, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Maryland-based brewery is suing North Carolina regulators after one of its beer labels was deemed inappropriate and was rejected. The owners of Flying Dog Brewery say in the lawsuit filed in federal court last month that the North Carolina...

Puerto Rico to limit alcohol sales, gatherings amid pandemic

Aug. 30, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday announced new restrictions to fight a rise in COVID-19 cases, including closing certain private businesses and banning alcohol sales after midnight. Social activities such as concerts, weddings, birthdays...