Shipyard & Farmers Market Sales

Today’s Press Herald includes an update on the Shipyard sewer bill snafu,

Contrary to what a city official said last week, Portland sewer and water officials did have experience dealing with brewery operations in 1996, when a metering mistake was made that cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue from Shipyard Brewing Co.

and a report on last night’s City Council decision to allow raw milk and alcoholic beverage sales at the Farmers Market.

After a long discussion, the City Council voted Monday night not to amend the city’s Farmers Market Ordinance to require vendors to display a placard and provide handouts to consumers detailing the risks of unpasteurized milk.

Councilors also authorized farmers market sales of malt liquor, hard cider and wine produced by Maine farms.