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Holyoke City Council Passes Restrictions on Event Placeholders

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — It will now be a violation of a city ordinance to hold coveted parade viewing spots sooner than 24 hours before the event.

Holyoke City Council President Kevin Jourdain says that the council unanimously voted Tuesday night 13-0 to ban putting out chairs or other placeholders until 24 hours before the start of events like the annual St. Patrick’s parade.

With regards to the parade, chairs and other items will not be allowed until after 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

Any items put out before that 24-hour window, Jourdain notes, will be removed by the city’s Department of Public Works.


  • alpinequeen

    And some towns will arrest and fine you for littering and air pollution if you release a bunch of helium balloons into the air.