The Daily News Transcript reports that the lower chamber on Beacon Hill came to a standstill yesterday over a single liquor license in Westwood. At this point, the town needs unanimous legislative approval to grant a liquor license to the new Wegmans Supermarket this session, but state Rep. Angelo Scaccia is reportedly dead set against the idea. (So is a competing grocer without a liquor license.) As Lindsey Parietti reports, Westwood state Rep. Paul McMurty, a supporter of the license, isn't willing to drop the matter and move on:
McMurtry said he will continue to halt House proceedings until the issue is resolved.
"It's unfortunately the only way that I can emphasize the significance of this bill," he said. "I will be here for every informal session and I will do everything within my elected ability to see that democracy is heard."