BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 7-year-old New York boy is back selling lemonade and raising money for a friend in need after a state health inspector put the squeeze on him last month.
Brendan Mulvaney raised more than $900 on Saturday for the family of a 12-year-old girl who’s facing surgery this week to fix a bowleg deformity from a rare bone disease.READ MORE: Wild Edge Rangers To Spoil Lundqvist Jersey Retirement
An inspector shuttered Brendan’s stand in Ballston Spa on July 27 because he didn’t have a permit to sell 75-cent lemonade. State officials say vendors from a nearby county fair had complained.READ MORE: TIMELINE: Nor'easter Could Bring More Than A Foot Of Snow To Long Island & Jersey Shore; Up To 8 Inches To NYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo quickly intervened. The Democrat directed health officials to work with Brendan’s family to ensure he could reopen.
The health department apologized. It said permits are required but children usually get a pass.MORE NEWS: Nor'easter Triggers Blizzard Warning In Suffolk County, As New York Braces For Widespread Snowfall
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