What Would You Ban in Northborough?

A number of Massachusetts communities have deep-sixed some interesting items and activities over the past year, but should Northborough join the banning bandwagon?


Concord’s so-called bottle ban became a bylaw earlier this week, Brookline recently banned plastic bags and Styrofoam cups, and Arlington’s Town Meeting this fall upheld a seasonal leaf blower ban. Meanwhile, home-cooked foods have been forced out of many schools, an ostensible attempt to protect against allergies and childhood obesity. Let's not forget the most talked about ban of 2012, Middleborough's swearing ban.

Northborough hasn’t exactly hopped on this banning bandwagon, but should it?

Is there an activity or item you would want to see banned out of environmental, health or quality-of-life concerns? Let us know in the comments section below.

Twitterpated January 07, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Travis Cormier January 07, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Ban people that want bans.
Leah Sullivan January 08, 2013 at 01:21 AM
I second Travis
Kirby January 08, 2013 at 05:59 PM
I would ban plastic bottles and plastic bags unless they are the type that have already been made from recycled products, i.e. not real plastic. Has anyone ever noticed the large containers Wegman's uses to collect plastic bags for recycling? They have been made out of recucled material...(I think it's recycled milk bottles or those wax coated cardboard milk containers.) Anyway, we do need to get rid of our plastic. When I ever heard that as far away as Africa, piles of plastic bags blow across the desert, I couldn't believe it. ...Signed...just care abouth Mother Earth.
Ron Goodenow January 08, 2013 at 07:15 PM
As an avid canoeist and photographer I am increasingly concerned about the amount of plastic water bottles I see on the shores of our beautiful waterways. The town has done a great job with sign blight and I, for one, would not be unhappy if we banned these water bottles....as much as I like their contents. I've included some photos taken on the shore of Bartlett Pond this summer.


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