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NY lawmakers push for alcohol at Essex County Fair

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WESTPORT, N.Y. -

New York lawmakers are pushing for booze at the Essex County Fair this year.

The County Board of Supervisors voted 16-1 to approve the fair's request for a permit from the State Liquor Authority. The Essex County Agricultural Association, which operates the fair, wants to add a craft beer and wine tent to this year's festivities. No liquor would be allowed. The fair is Aug. 13-17 at the fairgrounds in Westport.

The Board of Supervisors chair admits there are negative aspects to beer and wine sales, but said the fair needs to make a profit to survive.

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