Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Proven Track Record?
Since Amherst Select Board members are the town Liquor Commissioners they can do pretty much anything they wish with a liquor license.
So you have to wonder how hard it was for the Town Manager to "negotiate" a later bar opening on Saturday when the town could simply have said, "Okay fine, we're suspending all alcohol sales on Saturday in the name of public safety."
After the disaster unleashed in town center in 2012 the Select Board should have suspended McMurphy's and Stacker's liquor license for a few days to send a message, which would have gone a long way towards avoiding the riots in 2013 and 2014.
Now they are giving them a medal for "working toward the common good." Better late than never I suppose.