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Newtown Community Center approved for alcohol consumption

The Newtown Community Center is expected to open in early July.  The center's director and community center committee put together a proposed list of rooms available for event rentals, and the various prices to be charged. 

First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says they've added the community center to the list of buildings approved for the consumption of alcohol.  There have been a few inquiries already of people looking to rent the multipurpose space for parties, with alcohol.  Edmond Town Hall is on the list of approved locations.

If it's a town sponsored event, the town would take on the permit.

If someone rents the facility, they would obtain a temporary liquor permit, with the application available through the Community Center.  The renter would have to provide an insurance certificate and pay the state fee.  A permit is only needed if alcohol is being sold.  Insurance is required in either case.

The Center's Director is working with the insurance company making sure pool doors are locked and the facility is secured when there's alcohol present.  Renters would also be charged a $100 extra staff fee.

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