Port Washington North repeals Halloween curfew

The village board in Port Washington North voted unanimously Monday to repeal a Halloween curfew that had been in place for two decades. The 22-year-old law prohibited individuals under the age of 19

News 12 Staff

Oct 23, 2007, 2:18 AM

Updated 6,120 days ago

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The village board in Port Washington North voted unanimously Monday to repeal a Halloween curfew that had been in place for two decades.
The 22-year-old law prohibited individuals under the age of 19 to be out of the house after 7 p.m. without supervision. Mayor Robert Weitzner said the curfew was instituted after teenagers destroyed a great deal of property. One resident recalled that there were several fights, including one in which a police officer was injured.
However, Weitzner said the constitutional question of restricting the rights of 18-year-olds was a gray area.
Despite Monday's vote, the curfew law will remain in place through this year's Halloween. The repeal will take effect November 1.


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