NEW BILL WOULD RESTRICT PERVS
Putnam County legislators have approved a bill to limit where convicted sex offenders can go. The measure, passed Tuesday night, still must be signed by the county executive. It would bar offenders from living, working or spending time within 2,500 feet of places where children congregate, including schools, bus stops, child-care facilities, nature preserves, parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities. Also off limits would be multifamily residences and housing developments with 10 or more homes on less than a third of an acre.