Is Bridgewater CT, about to join the 21st Century?

Is Bridgewater CT, about to join the 21st Century?
2 comments, 01/27/2014, by , in LOCAL

That there’s still such a thing as “dry town” outside of the state of Utah in the year 2014 isn’t just mind blowing to me, it’s also an insult to taxpayers that happen to live in whatever town that may be. Like for instance, having grown up in the North Shore of Massachusetts, it never ceased to amaze me that one couldn’t enjoy an ice cold beer with a lobster roll, while sitting at an open air restaurant in Gloucester. I mean, have any of you ever BEEN to Gloucester? It’s a fishing town. As in, IT’S FULL OF FISHERMEN. And do you know what fishermen do when they’re not fishing?

THEY DRINK LIKE FISH.

Made no sense whatsoever.

Thankfully, they repealed that Puritanical bullshit within the last ten years, so now one can go to that little seaside paradise, and get blind drunk like a REAL American.

Well, much like Gloucester, MA, Bridgewater Connecticut could soon be one of the last “dry towns” in New England to go bye-bye.

A referendum in Bridgewater is scheduled for Feb. 25 to decide whether the town will continue to ban all alcohol sales or allow them in restaurants. If voters choose the second option, they will end Prohibition in town 81 years after the repeal of the 18th Amendment allowed alcohol sales to resume nationwide.

Now I’m not going to pretend I’ve actually stepped foot inside the borders of Bridgewater, but, I can’t imagine that the town is filled with so many busy body, pain in the ass olds that this doesn’t actually pass. So, on behalf of all the residents, allow me to prematurely celebrate with one of Homer Simpson’s finest quotes.

 

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2 comments

  1. BradVagasky
    January 28th, 2014 14:59

    Mind blowing?

    CT Boom, you need to get out more.

    There are dozens (hundreds?) of dry counties and towns all across the country, and not in Utah.

    In fact, there isn’t even a single dry town in Utah.  State law prohibits it.  Sheesh, stereotypes!

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  2. JenVieiraPinto
    January 27th, 2014 17:50

    I love reading articles like this that are written with such obvious self-righteousness. It is amusing. I wonder where all your factual evidence is that proves that a ‘dry town’ is a bad thing.

    Is the rate of DUIs as high as the rest of the country?
    How about teen related deaths due to alcohol poisoning?
    Or vehicular manslaughter due to DUI?
    Domestic violence? (alcohol plays a big part)
    Juvenile delinquency rate?

    I don’t know for certain, but it wouldn’t take a brain surgeon to put two and two together.

    I love the journalistic expertise that is show throughout this very short piece of work. How about this for example, “I can’t imagine that the town is filled with so many busy body, pain in the ass olds that this doesn’t actually pass.” Not to be a Grammar Nazi or anything, but someone should have proofread this before it was published.

    One final thing – “Thankfully, they repealed that Puritanical bullshit within the last ten years, so now one can go to that little seaside paradise, and get blind drunk like a REAL American.” I’d like to know on whose authority you speak when you imply that getting ‘blind drunk’ is what ‘real Americans’ do, I do not and I am an American?

    You are an extremely ignorant person who has, apparently, never been touched by the horrors that alcohol can bring with it and the devastation it leaves in its wake. The world would be a better place without a drop of the vile stuff in it

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