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The residents of Downtown Charlottetown have been complaining about noise late at night and traffic anytime especially wild drivers in cars or motorcycles. It appears we're not alone. In a Maine newspaper this summer, I read about Portsmouth. They are attempting to pass a noise ordinance and they are trying to come to terms with what number of decibels makes sense.The Downtown Residents Neighbourhood Assoc. is fighting to lower the noise levels. They are asking that all outdoor deck music be banned - except for events with a permit. They also want the police to invest in decibel meters. Council wants to allow 80 decibels until 11:30 p.m. so the Association is flying in a noise consultant to prove that such a level is far too high. Its comfortaing to know we're not alone.

Written Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 11:48 PM

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