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November 28, 2013

Town councilors ponder no smoking zones

Councilors mull potential ban on town property

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Councilor Tom Cardon said putting some rules in place to prohibit smoking particularly in parks could work.

“I think it’s an excellent idea,” he said.

Councilor Phyllis Katsakiores said the ban shouldn’t be limited to parks. She said other areas, including the rail trail and dog park should make the list, especially when children are present.

“We have to address the whole picture,” she said.

Osborne said it’s an important issue, but he remained cautious about whether a smoking ban was the solution.

“I just don’t want to go off rail here,” he said, “and this discussion seems to be going there quick.”

Bump said she was pleased most councilors heard her concerns.

“I’m all about protecting my kids,” Bump said. “I know a lot of parents that are concerned about these issues.”

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