Temporary ban on marijuana shops on Newbury Meeting agenda

Newbury will hold a Special Town Meeting Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Newbury Elementary School, 63 Hanover St. Among the articles up for voter consideration is one that allows a reduction of property tax obligations for veterans in exchange for volunteer services. Article 9 of the warrant would restrict alcohol and marijuana use in public places including playgrounds, and Article 10 asks voters to place a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments operating in Newbury through Dec. 21, 2018, while officials undertake a planning process to address the potential impacts of marijuana businesses on the town. The full warrant is available online at


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