The naked truth
Brattleboro, Vt., town officials have decided to outlaw nudity. The emergency ruling, which passed in July with a 3-2 vote, prohibits nudity on the town’s main streets and within 250 feet of schools and places of worship, according to The Associated Press (AP). Officials grappled with the idea of a nudity ordinance last summer, but, when an elderly resident recently strolled through the area donning only a fanny pack, the town took action. “People have a reasonable expectation that when they are going out, they’re not going to run into any nude people,” Board Member Dick DeGray, who crafted the legislation, told AP.
Key West, Fla., city officials have ruled that the nearly 50 descendants of Ernest Hemingway’s six-toed cat can continue to reside in his former home, despite a law that prohibits more than four domestic animals from living in a single household. The ruling came in response to a U.S. Department of Agriculture claim that Hemingway’s home is exhibiting the cats, many of which have the six-toe trait, and requires a special license to do so, according to AP. An ordinance has been put in place stating that the cats are crucial to the atmosphere of Hemingway’s home.