This New York law puts an end to the prohibition of liquor

There are seven cities in New York State that still have some form of alcohol ban. A new bill that needs Senate approval would overturn that ban and replace local laws.

The country at one point in the 19th century had a serious problem with alcohol and everything that came with it. Prohibition lasted from 1920 to 1933 in the US

They wanted to heal what they saw as a sick society plagued by alcohol-related problems such as alcoholism, family violence, and parlor-based political corruption. -wikipedia

Seven communities in New York still believe that no alcohol is still the right choice, or at least that the law still exists. Not everyone wants to lift the ban on dry cities.

  • Caneadea (largest community)
  • Vrijmont
  • Jasper
  • Klymer
  • Lapeer
  • Orwell
  • Berkshire

Philip G. Stockin, Caneadea’s deputy city supervisor, said he’s fine with the status quo and calls alcohol abuse a major problem.

“It gets frustrating when the state puts out mandates, it takes more and more control away from locals,” Stockin said. -AP

The reason for the bill is simply that the alcohol ban is outdated. Just because a certain city is dry doesn’t mean the people who live there don’t drink alcohol. The ban would benefit the local economy and discourage people from shopping or dining out of town.

The bill’s sponsor argues that lifting restrictions will encourage business growth and save those living in such places from having to do so buy their drinks elsewhereallowing them to enjoy a glass of wine with dinner at a local restaurant.


“This is no longer the era of Prohibition. We live in New York in 2024, and this is kind of silly,” said Sen. James Skoufis, a Democrat who chairs a legislative committee that passes most of the state’s alcohol laws.

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