Massachusetts can be weird, right? For example: we just voted to keep the state sales tax at 6.75% but voted on the very same ballot to completely repeal the same sales tax on liquor. It's true that the tax on liquor was relatively new. Maybe we New Englanders just hate change. Or love sex and death. If that theory is correct, then Newburyport is the most mordant town on the North Shore. 97% of voters there rejected the liquor tax, according to the Globe. Or maybe they just got sick of driving to New Hampshire to get beer.