Don't let go: Town bans intentional release of balloons

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EAST HAMPTON -

Hold onto your balloons in the Town of East Hampton.

The town has passed a law banning the intentional release of balloons into the air.

The move is intended to cut down on litter and protect wildlife that can ingest released balloons.

Violators could face a fine of $1,000, up to 15 days in jail or both.

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