Bridgewater, Connecticut’s last dry town, allows alcohol sales

BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (AP) — The last dry town in Connecticut is giving up at last on Prohibition.

Bridgewater voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure clearing the way for restaurants to serve alcohol

The town of 1,700 people in the hills of western Connecticut decided to take up the issue for the first time since the 1930s. Two developers have proposed opening restaurants — as long as they can serve alcohol.

Some residents have bars in their garages, but the town does not have a restaurant aside from a village store with a delicatessen.

Some in town said they liked the bragging rights that come with being the state’s last dry town. Others argued that alcohol sales could bring a much-needed boost in a town where the average age has risen above 50.

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