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

The program will give an overview of the laws, fraudulent ID detection and best practices for identifying minors and visibly intoxicated persons, as well as explaining the responsibilities of the server and possible civil liability if they are sued under the Maine Liquor Liability Act. It also covers responsibilities of owners and managers and the 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 good for three years.

The training is being sponsored by the coalition in an effort to help licensees prevent costly and harmful 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 people must preregister. To reserve seating, contact Sandy at 364-7408.

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