September 16, 2019
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Clam Festival parade ‘tradition’ irks some Yarmouth residents

WGME | BDN
WGME | BDN
The Yarmouth Clam Festival is now less than two weeks away, and while some parade goers have already picked out, and locked up, their spots, others are accused of taking that tradition too far.

The Yarmouth Clam Festival is now less than two weeks away, and while some parade goers have already picked out, and locked up, their spots, others are accused of taking that tradition too far.

They come in all sizes as early as January.

Big chairs, little chairs, old chairs, lawn chairs, lining up along Main Street weeks before the annual parade.

For many it’s a tradition that makes them as happy as a clam, but recently something else has caught the attention of Yarmouth residents.

On the Yarmouth Community Network’s Facebook page, one resident’s comment got a lot of people talking.

“Tonight I saw two chairs, one on each end with rope 8 to 10 feet in between, it’s getting out of hand and I don’t believe it should be allowed.”

Many residents say it’s inconsiderate, unless you are roping off your own property.

Others are all for it.

Yarmouth police say there aren’t any rules when it comes to roping off areas, but they are asking people not to do it.

 



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