Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In the News: Medway votes to approve bag ban; new exit numbers coming to i495/MassPike

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Medway voted to ban carry-out plastic bags at its Fall Town Meeting Tuesday night in an effort to reduce litter and promote environmental sustainability. 
By a show of hands, Article 5 was approved by a little over half of residents present, amending the town’s general bylaws by adding a new article called “Article XXXII Plastic Bag Reduction.” The ban targets plastic check-out bags sold or provided to customers at any town establishment, but the following are still acceptable:

  • Thin plastic bags used to protect delivered newspapers
  • Laundry or dry-cleaning bags
  • Thin film bags, typically without handles, used to contain produce, meat or fish
  • Bags sold in packages containing multiple bags intended to be used for home food storage, garbage, waste, pet waste or yard waste
  • Product bags (bag integrated into packaging of a product)
  • Town Pay-As-You-Throw trash bags"
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"Exit numbers on Massachusetts highways will be changing over the next two years, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. 
The state currently utilizes a sequential exit numbering method and will change to a mileage-based exit system in order to comply with a federal mandate, which was laid out in 2009. 
Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Delaware are the only three states that do not comply with the federal mandate at this time."

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