What Would You Ban in Lexington?

A number of surrounding communities have deep-sixed some interesting items and activities over the past year, but should Lexington 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.

Lexington 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.

Barry Connelly January 04, 2013 at 02:27 PM
I would Ban all AA Meetings......Send the wrong message on what, is sobriety..Thank you.Bob.
Aron Levy January 04, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Billboard trucks. I've started to see them around town, and I find them horribly offensive. Especially having to drive behind them.
Helen Adinolfi January 04, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Ban leaf blowers. We breathe in polluted air blown from bird and animal droppings, and dust and sand particles. Are pesticides on lawns also blown into the air?
KEN D... January 04, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Bob, Not sure what your beef is with AA, but many people do benefit from attending the meetings. On the plus side, you don't have to go unless you're court ordered. If that is the case, ask the judge for some alternate punishment or therapy. I would guess there might also be constitutional free speech issues with banning self help groups.
Sean Segreve January 04, 2013 at 05:43 PM
you guys are soft. talking about animal dropping pshh are you kidding me, next you'l be trying to ban windy days
LEXMINMAN January 04, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Jack Lo Cicero January 05, 2013 at 04:04 AM
Ban parking meters
Jonique Public January 06, 2013 at 07:02 AM
Yes, LEXMINMAN! I am with you! The banning is getting out of hand! We must ban the banning bandwagon before they ban ban-banning first. Thanks, Patrick for calling attention to this farce.


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