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By RICK BOSTON
Staff Writer 

All Cove Area Alcohol Referendums Get Enough Votes to Pass

 


All three Cove area referendums on the question of allowing the sale of liquor easily gained enough support to pass.

In Roaring Spring, unofficial vote totals show that 286 voters supported the measure while 151 voted no.

North Woodbury Township voters narrowly allowed the referendum to bring the sale of alcohol to the Blair County Airport, with 222 voting yes and 184 voting no.

Airport officials have stressed that the liquor license will be used only at the airport and cannot be transferred elsewhere in the borough.

In Williamsburg, voters overwhelmingly approved the referendum by a 121 to 54 vote, with 69 percent of the voters favoring it.

The drive to overturn a nearly 100-year-old ordinance banning the sale of alcohol in Roaring Spring Borough started with a grass-roots effort by a group of citizens who called their effort “The Roaring Spring Alcohol Referendum.”

Led by Rodney Green and local business owners Rob Berkheimer and Charlene Dodson, supporters of the measure said it is an important step to “boost Roaring Spring’s growth.”

 

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