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Drinking Age Takes Effect

By Jonathan M. Moses

June 1 means school is over, summer is near and alumni are here. But in 1985 in Massachusetts, it also means the drinking age is 21.

But 20-year-olds should not panic, because the law includes a grandfather clause, which means all people who were able to drink before June 1 will still be able to drink

All people who have turned 20 by June 1 are legal 11 your birthday is June 1--forget it.

Gov, Michael S. Dukakis last fall signed the bill which raised the legal drinking age after originally opposing the legislation, because of a new federal law. That legislation, signed by President Reagan in July of 1984, requires all states to raise their drinking age to 21 by October 1, 1986 or risk a reduction in federal highway funds.

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