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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?

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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.

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