Voters in Upper Deerfield Township in Cumberland County approve liquor licenses

Voters have approved a ballot question that would allow a Cumberland County town to create and sell liquor licenses.

Supporters hope the referendum will give Upper Deerfield Township’s economy a boost.

Township Clerk Roy Spoltore tells The Press of Atlantic City the Cumberland County community has been dry since at least 1972 when voters rejected a question to allow the sale of alcohol.

Based on the size of its population, Upper Deerfield will be permitted to sell two liquor licenses.

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