The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its "most wanted" list for 2016. Among its recommendations is lowering the legal blood alcohol limit. But some law enforcers and elected officials believe there's a better way to crack down on DWI cases.
The board of directors for Buffalo Place, the downtown-based economic promoters, have voted in favor of earlier bar closing times in Erie County. The vote, however, was split with four board members expressing opposition to the idea.
Allen Street may be a legendary local drinking and partying street in the neighborhood but the Allentown Association is tiring of some alcohol-fueled behavior. The group is backing the push to move last call from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The movement to make Erie County's bars close sooner took a step forward Wednesday when a county lawmaker introduced legislation asking the State Liquor Authority to change the current 4 a.m. closing time to 2 a.m. Bar owners are offering differing opinions about the proposed new closing time.