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First Street traffic closure possible for October celebration


Closing First Street to traffic on busy shopping weekends has been discussed here for decades.

Only now, it is an idea whose time is drawing near.

Mayor Ramon Hayes and Town Council members are open to turning downtown into a walking plaza for a potential local Octoberfest celebration one weekend this fall.

The prospects for an autumn sidewalk sale on First Street gained momentum at Council’s June 23 meeting. Town officials opted not to close downtown to traffic for the July Fourth holiday, based on survey responses from residents and local business owners.

“The Fourth of July would...

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