NEWRY — The River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition will sponsor alcohol seller server training for on-premise licensees from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the Newry Grange Hall, Route 26.

The program gives an overview of the laws, fraudulent ID detection and best practices for identifying minors and visible intoxicated persons, as well as explaining the responsibilities of the server and possible civil liability if they get sued under the Maine Liquor Liability Act.  For owners and managers it also covers responsibilities and benefits of a good written operational policy and training.

Those who successfully complete the program will be registered with the Maine Department of Public Safety, Liquor Licensing and will receive a certificate that is good for three years.

The training is being sponsored by coalition in an effort to help licensees prevent sales to underage and high-risk drinkers, as well as to promote a healthier and safer community and business environment.

Frank Lyons, instructor, is a 29-year law enforcement veteran and spent the majority of his career serving as a liquor enforcement officer and trainer for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Seating is limited and those interested must preregister. To reserve seating, contact Sandy at 364-7408.

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