New laws allow private distributors to sell hard liquor directly to more than 200 bars and restaurants in Worcester County. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Worcester County officials displeased at new liquor rules

Comptroller Peter Franchot says changes to state law spell the end of government sales of alcohol in the Eastern Shore county.

Worcester County liquor officials say they hope to find new ways to compete in an open market even as Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot says he hopes the county-controlled sale of distilled spirits goes the way of the dinosaur.

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