Manchester aldermen OK six-month smoking ban in city parks

MANCHESTER — Aldermen on Tuesday night approved a six-month ban on smoking in five downtown city parks and public spaces — Veterans Memorial, Victory, Bronstein and Pulaski Parks, along with Stanton Plaza.

Mayor Ted Gatsas proposed the six-month ban after several aldermen questioned whether the proposed ordinance is too broad, for example, forbidding someone to light up a cigar on the Derryfield Country Club golf course.

“There are going to be people seeing somebody smoking and they will want a cop to come and issue a violation against them. There is a potential here for this to get out of control,” Alderman-at-Large Dan O’Neil said. | More…

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