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Folk Festival finale gets most noise complaints yet

Sunday night’s headliner, the Mellotones, were anything but mellow, according to the 56 complaints filed against the Ottawa Folk Festival by angry citizens.

“Last night all of a sudden it was back on again. 440 more words

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Have Gatwick been running plane flights trials over West Kent and Sussex?

This Summer, many residents in the Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex and Tonbridge areas noticed a huge increase in noise from the number of aeroplanes flying to Gatwick Airport. 594 more words

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Geography of Folk Fest site plays role in noise complaints

Noise complaints are down after Ottawa Folk Festival organizers were charged with violating bylaws, but it might not all be the amps’ fault — geography could be to blame too. 509 more words

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No need to measure bass for noise complaints, city says

After a rowdy first night of Folk Fest, the city charged festival organizers with violating noise bylaws, but some say the problem isn’t just about the loudness — it’s all about the bass. 291 more words

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A personal story: Jaime Frederick, Coitsville, Ohio

This personal story is one of a series on this blog chronicling the impact of the oil and gas boom on the lives of people all over North America.  1,959 more words

Personal Stories

The worst thing about 北京

After the best thing about China, time for some new awards and to name the worst one. I will limit myself to the city that hosted me most of the time. 393 more words


America: Deafening but Beautiful

There are many around the world who do not like America. They become annoyed with Americans and our way of life. While I am cannot speak for them, I would wager that one likely reason is that they view Americans as arrogant and entitled. 807 more words

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