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ALBANY — New York state officials said they have cited 141 businesses for selling alcohol to minors as part of a sting operation.

The State Liquor Authority said the citations came after the agency sent underage "decoys" to more than 500 businesses in August, September and October.

The businesses included restaurants, bars, grocery stores, convenience stores and liquor stores around the state.

Several of those businesses were in Warren County; no violators were found in Washington County; and one convenience store in Clifton Park was cited in Saratoga County.

Businesses charged by the state agency face civil penalties starting at $2,500 to $3,000 for a first-time offense. Repeat offenders can face potential suspension or revocation of their liquor licenses.

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