As of Thursday, Mansfield businesses no longer offer plastic bags after a town ordinance banning them went into effect. The Mansfield Town Council’s “Bring Your Own Bag” ordinance began March 13. Its six-month phase-in process concluded Thursday, when the ban began.
Public institutions have a pretty bad track record as of late. In the United States, everywhere from police departments up to Congress has been looked on disdainfully recently. Globally, news about undemocratic elections, abuses of power and just general incompetence have been coming around again and again.