Town of Adams, MA
Berkshire County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 10.
Animals — See Ch. 14.
Police Department — See Ch. 86.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 121.
No person shall:
A. 
Behave in a rude, disorderly, insolent or insulting manner.
B. 
Make any indecent noise, sound or gesture.
C. 
Use indecent, profane or insulting language.
D. 
Make any threats or use any other language tending to create a breach of the peace in any public way or other public place in the Town, or within an audible distance of any dwelling house or other building therein.
No person shall knowingly file a false report, traffic or otherwise, with the Police Department.
No person shall make any indecent figures or write any obscene words upon or deface by marks, in any manner, any fence, building, sidewalk, crosswalk, or ledge.
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 76-4, Distributing handbills or advertisements, was disapproved by the Attorney General on October 18, 2004, and has been deleted and reserved for future use.
No person shall be or remain upon any sidewalk or upon any doorstep, portico or other projection of any house or building not owned by such person, to the annoyance or disturbance of any person, after having been duly warned by any person having authority to give such warning, nor shall persons so congregate and loaf upon any such sidewalk or in any public way or other public place in the Town.
No person shall escape or attempt to escape from the Town jail or from custody of a police officer after a legal arrest has been made.
No person shall injure, deface or destroy any street sign, guideboard, lamppost, lamp or lantern thereon, nor any tree, public lawn, grass plot, building, fence, post or other thing set, erected or made for the use or enhancement of the Town.
A. 
No person shall go from house to house for the purpose of soliciting money, or sell any tag, badge or other article of any intrinsic value for the purpose of obtaining money without first having obtained permission to do so from the Chief of Police. [1]
[1]
Editor's Note: A portion of Subsection A prohibiting solicitation of money on public ways and in public places was disapproved by the Attorney General on October 18, 2004, and has been deleted.
B. 
Whenever it is deemed advisable, the Chief of Police shall obtain pertinent information of identification from solicitors or the companies they represent; and he shall issue a written permit, to which is to be attached a photograph identifying the person to whom such permit is granted. A copy of such permit, together with an attached photograph, shall be retained for the records by the Chief of Police.
[Added 6-21-2005 ATM by Art. 26]
A. 
No person shall enter or remain in any public park owned or operated by the Town of Adams outside of those hours established for the operation of said park set forth in Subsection B.
B. 
Bowe Field shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. or such other hours as may be established by the Adams Agricultural Fair. Quality Street Park shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Reid Field shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Renfrew Field shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Russell Field shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Siara Street Park shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Valley Street Field shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
C. 
The Board of Selectmen may extend the hours of operation of any public park for the holding of an organized special event for which the Board has granted a permit.