Another New England coastal community bans balloons
Yet another New England coastal community has banned the sale and release of balloons.
Residents of Chatham, Massachusetts, voted Monday, May 14 to outlaw balloons, with the exception of for research purposes, citing them being hazardous to marine life and the environment, reported CapeCod.com. Chatham is located at the southeast corner of the hooked-shaped Cape Cod peninsula.
Chatham joins fellow Cape Cod area communities Nantucket Island and Provincetown in banning balloons. Also, Block Island, Rhode Island, passed a ban on them in early April.