Summary of Question 4
The Legislature has enacted and the Governor has signed Chapter 330 of the Acts and Resolves of 2010 which would permit the licensing of restaurants in the Town of Pepperell to serve all alcoholic beverages, including distilled spirits, for consumption on the premises. Such licenses would be issued by the Board of Selectmen as licensing authority subject to the approval of the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. Currently, licenses for consumption on the premises of alcoholic beverages are limited to wine and malt beverages. A yes vote on this question would allow the issuance to restaurants of licenses for service of all alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. A no vote would maintain the current limitations on issuance of licenses to wine and malt beverages only.