Beer lovers are
cheering passage of bill that will allow stronger beer to be sold in stores
beers, with an alcohol contest of more than 8 percent, are now only available
in liquor stores. The bill, which was passed by the Vermont House last year and
the Senate this week, would allow the beer to be sold at grocery and
convenience stores statewide.
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
Vermont’s Senators say homeowners in their state can use some
help; the Vermont Senate wants the state Attorney General to investigate whether oil
companies are fixing prices and gouging customers; a Mendon hotel has
been shut down by the state after tests confirmed it as the source for a case
of Legionnaires’ disease; and a worldwide
shortage in hops, a key ingredient in beer, is hitting home in Vermont.