No smoking allowed on New Milford playgrounds

Public playgrounds in New Milford are now designated smoke-free zones.

The decision was reached June 10 by the Parks & Recreation Commission.

The playgrounds include Lynn Deming Park along Candlewood Lake; Carlson's Grove; Emmanuel Williamson; Young's Field and the playground adjacent to Pettibone School.

The program is described by the commission as "self-monitored, common sense."

The town's Health Department will provide the signs.