Southold Town takes on candy throwing at parades

Town Board keeps candy throwing at parades in check. (File photo)
The Southold Town Board wants to keep candy tossing at parades in check. (File photo)

For safety’s sake, Southold Town is making it clear that there is no candy throwing allowed parades.

Before approving two requests from nonprofit organizations Tuesday to use town roads for summer parades the Southold Town Board took care to remind people that candy and beads can not be tossed on streets during the events.

The reminder of the clause in the permits comes in response to concerned parents who’ve been worried their children could be hurt while running into the street to grab treats.

“It’s become a real concern,” Councilman Bill Ruland said prior to voting on applications for the Orient Fire Department’s Memorial Day and the New Suffolk Civic Association’s 4th of July parade.

The parades were approved after the candy provision was reiterated.

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