Pembroke’s Memorial Field goes smoke-free ahead of Old Home Day

Monitor staff
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Visitors to Pembroke’s Old Home Day will be asked to leave the cigarettes at home this weekend after the town’s select board passed a nonsmoking ordinance for Memorial Field on Monday night.

Smoking at the town-owned field is now punishable by fine – $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second and $100 for the third and subsequent offenses. The ordinance applies to tobacco, smoking-related paraphernalia, e-cigarettes and products that simulate tobacco – yes, vaping, too. Old Home Day is Saturday, but the ban is year-round.

After a public comment period passed with no takers, the board passed the ordinance, 4-0; board member Sandy Goulet did not attend.