CT Residents Flock to MA for Booze

Connecticut residents have a new reason to cross state lines in to Massachusetts. First it was cheaper gas, now it is cheaper liquor —- Connecticut has raised its liquor tax by 20% effective July 1.

Employees at liquor stores like Phipps in Feeding Hills, Mass, which is near the state line, say that they have seen an increase in business.

“I don’t go into Connecticut and buy it,” Jamie Nielson of Suffield, Connecticut said. “It’s literally not even a mile from my house so it’s so worth it coming here.”

Gas prices are also hovering over the four dollar mark in Connecticut.