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Clarkstown, Police Look to Stop Underage Alcohol Sales

Local students involved with townwide effort.

 

Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack and Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan have teamed up for a new underage drinking initiative called “Only 2 Will Do.”

Additionally, the program is led by high school students through partnerships with the Town of Clarkstown, Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD), local school districts, the Clarkstown Coalition for Youth and CANDLE (Community Awareness Network for a Drug-free Life and Environment).

The program will aim to have retailers require two forms of identification when selling alcohol to young people. Throughout February, students, police officers and other advocates will go to locations where alcohol is sold and ask retailers to participate in the program. Included in that will be asking the retailers to display posters and handouts about the program, which were created by students.

“With the cooperation and participation of our local retailers, this initiative underscores the commitment of our community to limit the access, use and abuse of alcoholic beverages by our youth, thereby avoiding the tragic consequences of underage drinking,” Chief Sullivan said in a release about the program.

The Town of Clarkstown will provide “legal age of purchase” calendars to place at their registers as well.

Jack Moolick February 04, 2013 at 05:35 PM
LaCorte wants to legalize POT so maybe that will help.
Sigmund Freud February 05, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Clarkstown Coalition for Youth? What is this organization? What do they do?
Jonathan Swift February 05, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Source: www.guidestar.org Basic Organization Information CLARKSTOWN COALITION FOR YOUTH INC Physical Address: PO Box 53 c/o Lorette Adams West Nyack, NY 10994 EIN: 27-0556240 NTEE Category: I Crime, Legal Related, I21 (Delinquency Prevention) Year Founded: 2010 Ruling Year: 2010
Sigmund Freud February 05, 2013 at 05:12 PM
TBO, this group appears to be a new non-profit with ZERO assets and/or liabilities being run out of a PO Box. How are they involved if they have NO MONEY?

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