Comments for: Portland bar owner resents being swept into political fight over bill to expand drinking on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted March 08, 2013, at 5:54 p.m.
Last modified March 09, 2013, at 7:46 a.m.

AUGUSTA | Dan Steele thought his request to lawmakers on Feb. 20 was a straightforward one: Pass legislation that would allow his Portland bar, Brian Boru, to open at 6 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day this year, when the holiday falls on a Sunday. “This is a small-business issue …

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