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New State Law Allows Connecticut Consumers To Buy Alcohol On Sundays

(File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) - Connecticut consumers are now able to purchase alcohol on Sundays.

A new state law takes effect this weekend, allowing retail alcohol sales on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at package stores. Supermarkets, which already sell beer, will also be able to sell beer on Sundays.

WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reports

The new law also allows alcohol sales on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, and Mondays following any Independence Day, Christmas or New Year’s Day that fall on a Sunday.

Package store owners fought legislative efforts for years allowing Sunday sales. But this year, they reluctantly agreed because some had greater concerns with other parts of the bill pushed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, some of which would affect pricing and other issues.

Those changes did not become law and will be addressed by a task force.

Connecticut residents, you can now rejoice. Offer your thoughts and comments in the section below…

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