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Adams May Impose Earlier Curfew For Bars

Police Chief Richard Tarsa has asked the Selectmen to consider creating a uniform closing time of 1:30 a.m. with last call at 1 a.m. to stop disorderly crowds from bar hopping.

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North Adams License Panel Targets Intoxication, Violence at Local Bars

The License Commission is hoping to be proactive in addressing incidents of intoxication and violence at local establishments, dangling the idea of pulling back closing times. The commission at its next meeting will consider sending a letter to taverns "talking about late-night service and how that is seeming to become a safety issue," said Chairman Jeffrey Polucci.

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North Adams Saloon Told to Shape Up After Violent Incidents

The License Board is giving the Crystal Hardhat Saloon 30 days to clean up its act after rash of violent incidents at the Canal Street bar. Owner Todd Hebert said a permanent solution may be in the offing: turning the bar into an antiques shop.

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