More U.S. Towns Adopting Noise Ordinances

From Boulder, CO to Portsmouth, NH to Ybor City, FL, cities across the nation are restricting the sounds "that disrupt the quiet of suburbia."
August 3, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Many suburbs and small towns, faced with a problem they long thought was limited to the nation's largest cities, are setting new noise limits, adding sources of noise to the regulations and increasing fines to restore a sense of tranquility to their enclaves... 'Cities have been noisy for a long time,' says Les Blomberg, executive director of the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse in Montpelier, Vt., which supports efforts to reduce noise. 'What's changed is ... we've brought the noise with us to the suburbs, and the people who have moved away (from cities) are running out of options.' "

Thanks to Linda LaSut

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Published on Monday, August 2, 2004 in USA Today
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