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Meeting held to support alcohol referendum


State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10) was joined by state Rep. Perry Warren (D-31) and Jim McCaffrey, of McCaffrey Food Markets, Jan. 17 at DeLorenzo’s Tomato Pies in Yardley, for a press conference on the referendum that is expected to be on the ballot during the next election in Lower Makefield Township (LMT).

The ballot referendum would give residents the opportunity to vote to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in Lower Makefield Township, which currently is the only municipality in Bucks County that operates as a dry municipality.

In June, Santarsiero had the state liquor code amended to reduce the number of signatures required to get a referendum on the ballot to a flat 500.

The local referendum process is governed by the Bucks County Board of Elections (BOE) and requires a minimum of 500 resident signatures to be collected during a petition period, which will take place between Jan. 28 and Feb. 18. The petitions will then be filed and reviewed by the BOE’s solicitor and the BOE must vote to approve the ballot question before it appears on the ballot.

More information on this campaign can be found at