Sober house regulation fails on first try in NC

NORTH CANAAN — Strong opinions were expressed, sometimes at high volume, at a well-attended town meeting in North Canaan on Thursday, Oct. 26. 

The topic that drew such an emotional response was the regulation of sober houses in town. An ordinance had been drafted by town attorney Judith Dixon regarding the multi-user residences, referred to in the ordinance as “boarding houses.” 

Normally a town meeting is only an opportunity to vote, and not to discuss; discussion is supposed to take place only at public hearings. 

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