Landslide vote brings alcohol to small Down East town

A small semi-dry Down East town can now lift their glasses in celebration after voting Tuesday to allow restaurants to serve alcohol for the first time.

Residents in Jonesport easily passed a referendum during this week’s election allowing alcohol to be sold and served in local establishments from Monday through Saturday. The vote, spurred by a local dentist turned restaurateur, was 431 to 160.

“I did not expect it to be that much of a landslide,” said Wayne Yee, the man who started a petition for the vote and owns a dental practice in the small fishing community.

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