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Raynham, Massachusetts.  Incorporated 1731

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2/11                    Peace and Good Order By-law

2/11.1                  Disorderly Behavior  

Section 1. No person shall throw balls, snow balls or other missiles, nor unnecessarily make any alarming or tumultuous noise, nor make nor light bonfires, or other fires, nor ride upon the hind part of any vehicle without leave, nor play at football or other games in any street, public way or square in this town.

Section 2. No person shall loiter or continue to stand on any sidewalk or public place in the town so as to obstruct the passage of or to impede or in any manner annoy other persons; nor shall any person in a street or way stand or loiter after being directed by a police officer to move on.

Section 3. No person shall extinguish any street light, or extinguish or remove any light placed to warn the public against an obstruction or a defect in any street or way, unless such person is authorized by those having charge of such lights, or of the street or way, to do so.  

2/11.2                  By-Law Prohibiting Unnecessary, Excessive or Unusual Noises

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons being present in or about any building, dwelling, premises, shelter, boat or conveyance or any part thereof, other than that section of any establishment licensed under Chapter 138 of the General Laws, between 10:00 PM and 7:00AM, to cause or suffer or countenance any loud, unnecessary, excessive or unusual noises, including but no limited to, any loud, unnecessary, excessive or unusual noises in the operation of any radio, phonograph, or other mechanical sound-making device, or instrument or reproducing device or instrument, or in the playing of any band, orchestra, musician or group of musicians, or the making of loud outcries, exclamations or other loud or boisterous noises or loud and boisterous singing by any person or group of  persons, or in the use of any device to amplify the aforesaid noise, where the aforesaid noise is plainly audible at a distance, of one hundred and fifty feet from the building, dwelling, premises, shelter, boat or conveyance in which or from which it is produced. The fact that the noise is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred and fifty feet from the premises from which it originates shall constitute Prima Facie evidence of a violation of this by-law. Any person shall be deemed in violation of this by-law, who shall make, or aid, or cause, or suffer, or countenance, or assist in the making of the aforesaid and described improper noises, disturbance, breach of the peace or a diversion tending to a breach of the peace, and the presence of any person or persons in or about the building, dwelling, premises, shelter, boat or conveyance or any part thereof during a violation of this by-law shall constitute Prima Facie evidence that they are a countenancer to such violation. Any person violating this by-law shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars for each offense. (Amended September 22, 1997)
2/11.3  Assignment of Police Officers
May 21, 1984
The Chief of Police will be authorized to require that police officers be assigned to any establishment or upon any public way that, in the opinion of the Chief of Police, the safety of the public is at risk.  This detail will be paid by the establishment or party creating the safety hazard in accordance with the current financial regulations established at the time.

2/11.4  Trespass Upon Real Estate

            March 25, 1974      Whoever, without right, enters upon any real estate and after entry conducts himself in such a manner so as to cause harm or apprehension or physical injury to persons rightfully upon said real estate or to any other person whether said person be on said real estate or not shall be punished by a fine of $20.00.

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