New Year's Curfew Extended to 11 p.m. for Millbank Youth
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Written by Millbank Daily-Weekly   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 15:49

Millbank Police Chief Vernon Howard announced that the city's youth curfew will be extended past 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The new curfew time will be 11 p.m., but only for the one night.

In a press release issued exclusively to the Millbank Daily-Weekly and Hoag Berman's blog site, Chief Howard stated: "In light of the recent good behavior shown by the city's youth, we are extending curfew on December 31 in order that the city's minors can partake in New Year's festivities."

In an informal survey, most Millbank residents agreed with the decision, although some disagreed and others felt 10:30 was a more appropriate extension. One resident noted that virtually all of the city's planned activities for the evening will end by 9 p.m., including the traditional Ottoman Park duck count, the squirrel baiting, and the annual "Disassembly of the Nativity Scene."

Said one resident who thinks 11 p.m. is too late: "After Mary is back in the styrofoam, what's left? Trouble, that's what."

Chief Howard said he hoped that youth would show their gratitude to the city for the gesture by not skateboarding in Ottoman Park, and by using some of the extra hour to help clean up. He also said any youths caught outdoors after 11 p.m. will be shot, per city ordinance.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 21:47

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