Blue no more!

Massachusetts Law Updates 2014-10-20

Blue laws have been a part of our history since Colonial times and were enforced in Massachusetts until the 1990's when alcohol sales were allowed on Sundays. First it was the border towns that were allowed to open, then in 2003 Governor Romney approved a bill that allowed all stores in Massachusetts the opportunity to open on Sunday. However, the opening time was Noon. That changes this month on the 26th when stores can start selling alcohol at 10:00 am. It is hoped that the earlier opening time will generate more sales, and will help the supermarkets that sell beer and wine to stock the shelves. The earlier opening time is not mandatory and will have to be approved.