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Washington County taking steps to scrap Good Friday alcohol sales law

WNYT Staff
Updated: March 24, 2021 05:12 PM
Created: March 24, 2021 04:17 PM

Washington County is moving forward with scrapping a law that prevents the sale of alcohol for a three-hour period on Good Friday.

The current ordinance prevents the sale within the county between noon and 3 p.m.

The county's attorney tells NewsChannel 13’s media partners at The Post-Star, it's unclear how long the law has been on the books.

The full Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the resolution at its meeting on April 16. From there, the State Liquor Authority will host a public hearing.

The law will remain on the books past this year's Good Friday, which is April 2.

Noon to 3 p.m. on Good Friday represents the three hours agony, marking the period when Jesus was crucified.


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