In Focus: Liquor, gambling and hockey

Posted March 18, 2013, at 11:01 a.m.

Beer merchandisers Bruce Morneault and AJ Smith sip beer at Geaghan's Pub shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, St. Patrick's Day. Larry Geaghan chose to open the pub's doors at the regular 7 a.m. time rather than 6 a.m. as allowed by recent changes to state law. Morneault and Smith started at 4 a.m. decorating various pubs and bars that buy liquor from Pine Tree Trading Co., their employer.
Beer merchandisers Bruce Morneault and AJ Smith sip beer at Geaghan's Pub shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, St. Patrick's Day. Larry Geaghan chose to open the pub's doors at the regular 7 a.m. time rather than 6 a.m. as allowed by recent changes to state law. Morneault and Smith started at 4 a.m. decorating various pubs and bars that buy liquor from Pine Tree Trading Co., their employer. Buy Photo
BDN staffers taste-tested a variety of coffee-flavored brandies recently.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
BDN staffers taste-tested a variety of coffee-flavored brandies recently.

UMass Lowell's Derek Arnold (right) scores the winning goal in overtime against Maine, Friday, March 15, 2013, in Lowell, Mass., during the second game of their Hockey East quarterfinal playoff series. Maine players on the ice are Conor Riley (front), goalie Martin Ouellette and Mark Nemec.
UMass Lowell's Derek Arnold (right) scores the winning goal in overtime against Maine, Friday, March 15, 2013, in Lowell, Mass., during the second game of their Hockey East quarterfinal playoff series. Maine players on the ice are Conor Riley (front), goalie Martin Ouellette and Mark Nemec. Buy Photo
Patrons play Texas hold 'em poker at the Hollywood Casino on Friday, March 15, 2013.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
Patrons play Texas hold 'em poker at the Hollywood Casino on Friday, March 15, 2013. Buy Photo
Jake Suter (left) of the University of Massachusetts Lowell tussles with the University of Maine's Stu Higgins in the first period Thursday night, March 14, 2013, in Hockey East quarterfinal action in Lowell, Mass.
Jake Suter (left) of the University of Massachusetts Lowell tussles with the University of Maine's Stu Higgins in the first period Thursday night, March 14, 2013, in Hockey East quarterfinal action in Lowell, Mass. Buy Photo

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