Shopping bag handles land Barrington store in hot water

Town ordinance bans use of some plastic shopping bags

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Barrington police issued a warning to the Talbots store in the Barrington Shopping Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for violating the plastic bag ban.

A resident stopped into the station and showed officers one of the bags from Talbots — it appeared that the plastic bag was thick enough to be re-used, but its handles were heat-sealed and not sewn in.

An officer alerted store employees to the situation; the store will switch to paper bags that have rope handles. Police said the store manager was very cooperative.

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Tj

Oh boy high crime

Tuesday, March 7 | Report this
Honoré de Balzac

"A resident stopped into the station and showed officers one of the bags from Talbots."

REALLY, REALLY ?!?

NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN WASTE BPD OFFICER'S TIME

REDICULOUS

Tuesday, March 7 | Report this
Local Bargain Jerk

"its handles were heat-sealed and not sewn in."

Well, there you have it. That's a smoking gun right there. Let's all pull on our yoga pants and go over there with torches and pitchforks and give them what for, right and proper.

Harrumph.

Wednesday, March 8 | Report this
Deljeanne

I can now sleep at night knowing someone is out there making sure handles on shopping bags are sewn on and not heat sealed. So happy to know my tax dollars are helping to keep our community safe from this scourge!

Wednesday, March 8 | Report this
Guess Who Fan

Another victory for "the people". Can't let "the man" get away with such an egregious offense.

Wednesday, March 8 | Report this
NoMorePlastic

I'm glad that someone called Talbots on this. We passed this town ordinance for a reason and it should be enforced. People who don't like it can live elsewhere.

Wednesday, March 8 | Report this
LD

Wow. Just wow.

Wednesday, March 8 | Report this
joe sousa

Liberals

Wednesday, March 8 | Report this
Local Bargain Jerk

NoMorePlastic:

-- We passed this town ordinance for a reason and it should be enforced.

-- People who don't like it can live elsewhere.

I happen to agree with the ordinance, but I vehemently disagree with your high-handed opinion of what people's options are.

You're forgetting one critical option that the "People who don't like it" have: They can vote to overturn the ordinance. Then, you could live elsewhere.

Wednesday, March 8 | Report this
agalag689

Serious obnoxiousness on this page. You all complained about the plastic bag "problem". Barrington passes the ordinance, and now you make fun of it? Ignorance runs rampant in Barrington! What else is new?

Thursday, March 9 | Report this
Honoré de Balzac

Plastic bag epidemic - first world problem

Thursday, March 9 | Report this
Ken Boothe

Let's all put on our plastic bags and march on Talbot's!!! I'lll organize it on Facebook. We can make stupid signs for our kids to hold. It will be great!!!!

Sunday, March 19 | Report this

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