Want to pass out fliers? Get permit

Want to pass out fliers? Get permit

There are 18 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 26, 2008, titled Want to pass out fliers? Get permit. In it, Newsday reports that:

Saying they want to protect residents from harassment while they enjoy Oyster Bay town parks and beaches, the town will now require those wanting to distribute leaflets at town events to seek permits.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newsday.

Proctologist

Port Washington, NY

#1 Jun 26, 2008
Are legislators planning to apply this to their own efforts?
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#2 Jun 26, 2008
I'd like to kick the bum that drops a plastic bag of crap in my driveway every Saturday morning. I don't even know where it's from because it goes straight to the garbage.

Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jun 26, 2008
I hate being handed ads that I could care less about.
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#4 Jun 26, 2008
c r a p is a no-no Newday word? Sheesh, are we sensitive. OK, substitute "unsolicited advertising".
Sandy

Nokomis, FL

#5 Jun 26, 2008
Proctologist wrote:
Are legislators planning to apply this to their own efforts?
Great question! With this being an election year, ha! I doubt they will! Next time your handed a political leaflet, tell them that they are harassing you!! Where are all our freedoms going??
TOB Res

Hollis, NY

#6 Jun 26, 2008
John Venditto and TOB Council - rewritting the Constitution!
the right direction

Pelham, NY

#7 Jun 26, 2008
Who is responsible for the littering fine when the flyer hand off is unsuccessful or when a flyer on the windshield blows off as someone drives away? Junk mail and its offspring is probably one of the most insidiously stressful parts of modern life--as least for me. If it means limiting 'free speech' to get some reprieve from the onslaught of flyers, advertisements, free newspapers, spam, phone solicitations, etc., than perhaps some additional restrictions on free speech, particularly religious, commercial, political, etc., speech is really needed at this time. I certainly don't see the much welcomed and successful antisolicitation do not call laws as having somehow made tyranny more likely. Particularly since I am still perfectly free to seek out the telemarketers if I want their sales pitch.
Now how would you like it if I printed this post out and handed it to you in a public park without a trash can nearby? I would be pretty unhappy, and I even believe what I'm saying to some extent.
TOB Res

Hollis, NY

#8 Jun 26, 2008
the right direction wrote:
Who is responsible for the littering fine when the flyer hand off is unsuccessful or when a flyer on the windshield blows off as someone drives away? Junk mail and its offspring is probably one of the most insidiously stressful parts of modern life--as least for me. If it means limiting 'free speech' to get some reprieve from the onslaught of flyers, advertisements, free newspapers, spam, phone solicitations, etc., than perhaps some additional restrictions on free speech, particularly religious, commercial, political, etc., speech is really needed at this time. I certainly don't see the much welcomed and successful antisolicitation do not call laws as having somehow made tyranny more likely. Particularly since I am still perfectly free to seek out the telemarketers if I want their sales pitch.
Now how would you like it if I printed this post out and handed it to you in a public park without a trash can nearby? I would be pretty unhappy, and I even believe what I'm saying to some extent.
It's simple - place the garbage cans in the vicinity and leave the Constitution alone.
CRABB

Bridgeport, CT

#9 Jun 26, 2008
I recently gave a donation to a good cause, I dont mind, you can throw them out or keep walking.
Indiana Jones

Shirley, NY

#10 Jun 26, 2008
Would anyone in their right mind send a kid to school with a t-shirt reading "F the F Word"?
maxwell

Andover, NJ

#11 Jun 26, 2008
I say NO

No more fliers.. I love the Town, People are cranky about the fliers. I hate walking out to my car , taking it off teh winshield and having to throw it out.. I really hate that everyone else throws them on the ground.. BUT if Nassau gets money through a permit then well, just go ahead and have those flier blowing across parking lots.. no biggy, we got money.
maxwell

Andover, NJ

#12 Jun 26, 2008
Indiana Jones wrote:
Would anyone in their right mind send a kid to school with a t-shirt reading "F the F Word"?
Wrong story bbut while you are there.. The 'N' word being so horrible is just sillyness on Al Sharptons part.. Rent the Dave Chapelle video. That guy has a clue. he is secure enough to know the whole thing is B.S. that is one crazy 'N'
mister hard driver

Huntington, NY

#13 Jun 27, 2008
Balto wrote:
I'd like to kick the bum that drops a plastic bag of crap in my driveway every Saturday morning. I don't even know where it's from because it goes straight to the garbage.
probably from a newsday subsidiary. if so call 1-800-newsday and tell them to stop it. they are required to honor your request. i have them come back to remove it.
when they fail to do so call your local politicians. they respond faster to them.

you have to open it to find the publisher - it could be pennysaver, or town crier, whatever - listed inside the first page.

also you can log in to http://www.stoplawnlitter.org/
Bob from Finesville

Fort Lee, NJ

#14 Jun 28, 2008
I agree, applying for a permit and paying a fee will deter some of those who shove these useless flyers and ads into our faces wherever we are. If I want this info I will seek it out myself, not have it forced upon me at their convenience. What's next, they'll be stalking the bowling alleys and movie theatres trying to "hand" us this garbage when we are trying to enjoy our free time???
THOUGHTS

Lodi, NJ

#15 Jun 28, 2008
People who spend their time handing out leaflets need to get a life. But really, what's the difference between handing out leaflets that say 'Vote for Jesus' and spreading the word the paperless way by verbally telling people 'Vote for Jesus'? Also anyone, including politicians, should be reqired to eat all the leaflets that end up on the ground as litter. Same goes for the doofuses that leave their 'GARAGE SALE' signs stapled to telephone poles.
come on

Southport, CT

#16 Jul 14, 2008
hmmm
This will be interesting when the politicians have people handing out their reelection flyers.I will 100% tell you they will not sit behind a table & do it. Most are also not getting a permit either
( above the law).
ELLE

Highland Mills, NY

#17 Aug 16, 2008
Balto wrote:
I'd like to kick the bum that drops a plastic bag of crap in my driveway every Saturday morning. I don't even know where it's from because it goes straight to the garbage.
Look on the inside cover and make phone call to the general manager of pennysaver.
Mike

United States

#18 Jan 9, 2009
Death Race wrote:
I hate being handed ads that I could care less about.
What about the ones you do care about? For instance, a flyer introducing a new gay bar openning up in town that you'd love to check out...

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