May 23, 2018
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Cushing no longer a dry town after vote

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

CUSHING, Maine — Residents overwhelmingly agreed Monday to allow malt liquor and wine sales in town.

Residents voted 313 to 55 to allow off-premise sales of liquor on Sundays and 327 to 39 for off-premise sales on the other days of the week.

In the only contested municipal race, incumbent Daniel Staples defeated challenger Randolph Robbins 267 to 88.

Robert Worthing was re-elected without opposition to another three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Loren Andrews was re-elected without opposition to the Regional School Unit 13 Board.

The annual town meeting will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The proposed municipal budget for 2012 is $589,057, down 8 percent from the $640,252 approved by voters at the 2011 town meeting.

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