Town Finds Silly String No Laughing Matter
NOAH ADAMS, host:
Well, maybe nobody is using maps anymore, but the people are still using Silly String - too much, in fact - to soothe the leaders of Huntington, New York. The town board there raise that Silly String could damage paint on cars. And so the board proposed, let's ban the stuff on parade days. No sales of Silly String within 1,500 feet of a parade route.
Public comment was solicited, and sure enough, three concerns have been showed up at the board meeting. One was all for crashing the Silly String movement. She said: It's gotten out of hand. I really want the town to ban the use of Silly String. It really ruins the parade. A less passionate was a teenager who agreed that people shouldn't spray Silly String on vehicles but beyond that, she said, it should be fine. The Huntington town board thought otherwise, it voted for the one to pass the ban. The board member who cast the lone dissenting vote explained: I don't know where you draw the line. Do you ban with cream next?
The town supervisor tried to calm fears the board had acted rashly. He declared: we certainly don't want to ban Silly String totally. He added that he hopes residents to take it upon themselves to use Silly String responsibly.
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