Bad timing

Bad timing

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To the Editor:

I find it absolutely ridiculous that an article [Police check for underage alcohol sales, News in Brief, Dec. 31] was placed beforehand in the paper about the compliance checks.

It’s just like putting out a warning to all liquor stores in advance. So if, “We know that alcohol is the number one drug problem among youth, killing more young people than all other illicit drugs combined,” then aren’t we supposed to be fixing this problem, not making it worse?

I feel this was uncalled for, because now all of the liquor stores know what to expect. An article should have been put out after the compliance checks have been done, not before. This does no good.

Megan Klein
Edgartown