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Some bars in upstate New York will be closing an hour earlier this weekend after state regulators approved a proposal this week by Warren County. 

On Wednesday, the New York State Liquor Authority voted unanimously on a proposal submitted by Warren County’s board of supervisors to move closing time for bars across the county from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. According to the Authority, the new policy is Friday.

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The Essex County New York Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution asking the state Liquor Authority to roll back bar closing hours in that county from 4 to 3 am. 

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A county in the Adirondacks has taken the first step toward requiring bars to stop serving alcohol at 3 a.m. instead of 4 a.m.

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Essex County, New York is joining a number of counties and communities considering reducing the number of hours bars can stay open.