BOSTON (AP) — Diners could soon be sipping beer and wine in a popular vacation spot that has long banned the sale of alcohol.

Residents of West Tisbury, a “dry” island community on Martha’s Vineyard hope to decide at their annual town meeting if restaurants there can serve beer and wine with meals. The proposed ballot question would allow restaurants to serve beer and wine only to patrons dining at the establishment.

Businesses in the town would still be prohibited from serving liquor or selling alcohol at convenience or package stores.

Town officials could also issue one-day liquor licenses so beer and wine can be served at special events and fundraisers.

The legislature’s State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee plans to vote to approve the ballot question at a hearing Tuesday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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