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Earlier bar closing time OK for upstate NY county
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - State regulators have given their approval to an earlier closing time for bars in an upstate New York county that's home to a popular Adirondack tourist destination.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (http://bit.ly/1bdc3m1 ) that the state Liquor Authority on Wednesday unanimously approved Warren County's proposal to change "last call" from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m.
SLA officials say the earlier closing time should be in effect this weekend throughout the county, which includes the city of Glens Falls and the nearby village of Lake George, a popular summertime tourist spot.
The change was proposed by Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond after several violent incidents in his city's bar district last winter.
Closing time in neighboring Essex County, including Lake Placid, was switched from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. this past summer.