EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 27, 2013

Liquor licenses for retirement homes favored

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — BOSTON - Retirement homes could eventually serve libations with their meals, under a bill filed by State Rep. Paul McMurtry, a Dedham Democrat.

After it was reported out of the Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, the House gave initial approval today to the bill (H 3779) that would allow municipalities to grant liquor licenses to a continuing care community or retirement community.

“Some of the long-term care facilities almost have a restaurant, so it makes some sense,” said Rep. George Peterson, a Grafton Republican. “We didn’t have a serious concern on that one. Listen, I might be in one of those places someday.”