New bill passed to combat panhandlers in Rotterdam

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Town officials in Rotterdam are cracking down on panhandlers.

A new bill was passed on Wednesday making it so people acting as hawkers, peddlers, or solicitors must apply for a license panhandle. People who obtain this license will be allowed in the town on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This new rule is simply in place to keep residents safe, officials said.