Your feedback please: nip bottle sales

File photo of "nips" in a display case

The Select Board will discuss with the owner of Highland Wine & Spirits all alcohol package store, located at 22 Highland Commons East, the owner's request for forgiveness of a verbal promise made during its application public hearing, pledging that they would not sell alcohol bottle "nips".  Nips are single-serving portions of alcohol.

The Board's concern was both with concerns over drinking and driving and also with roadside litter with empty nips bottles having been counted in large quantities by residents participating in Conservation Commission roadside clean-ups and year round. 

The Board would like to hear your opinion on this question.  Highland Wine & Spirits notes that Daignault's Liquors on West Street has likewise not been bound or bound itself to a nips-free pledge.

Please send your feedback to selectmen@townofberlin.com attention "Nips Sales" by day's end, Thursday, February 25, 2021 in advance of the Board's meeting with Highland Wine & Spirits scheduled for: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:20PM.  You may watch this meeting with Highland Wine & Spirits by joining the Board on Zoom.us as follows:

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