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2008-08-12 06:00:40

By Alan Levin NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The ambient noise around this upscale community's antique stores and fashion boutiques consists of idling SUVs and a few whooping children. So the possibility that a stream of airline jets may soon be buzzing overhead -- albeit at altitudes of a mile or more -- has prompted outrage from community leaders, who say that the noise will harm schoolchildren, reduce property values and undercut the town's way of life. "This is not the kind of town that...

2008-07-30 15:00:52

By Fraser Sherman, Destin Log, Fla. Jul. 30--Thursday morning, Destin Airport's neighbors will find out how much noise they'll have to put up with in the coming years. Okaloosa County, which owns the airport, hired the LPA Group in 2004 to study current noise levels and predict how they'd increase in the future. If the Federal Aviation Administration approves the study, the county can apply for federal funding for whatever noise mitigation steps the study recommends, such as walling off...

2008-07-28 18:00:00

By Kiera Hay Journal Staff Writer A recent draft environmental assessment of planned commercial airline flights at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport has spurred a raft of Santa Feans to submit comments to the Federal Aviation Administration. And in true City Different fashion, the sentiments run the gamut from accusations of class bias to analogies likening the flights to planes over Pearl Harbor. One person expressed the desire for employment with one of the airlines. Even prairie dogs...

2008-07-22 15:00:48

By Sonu Munshi, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jul. 22--A key study outlining 20-year projections for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is almost complete. Airport authorities are hosting a public workshop today to seek resident feedback on the 18-month study to update the airport master plan. That document deals with everything from aviation forecasts to the facility's environmental impact. The plan, in the process of being revised since April 2007, includes a study of noise-level projections...

2008-07-22 09:00:56

By Mike Lee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 22--FORT WORTH -- One of the biggest sources of complaints about natural gas production provoked some of the sharpest debate Monday on a city task force that is writing new rules for the gas industry. Neighborhood representatives on Fort Worth's gas ordinance task force want tighter controls on compressor stations, but industry representatives argued for flexibility. After two hours of sometimes contentious discussion, the task force...

2008-06-27 12:02:51

By Cate Lecuyer, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jun. 27--BEVERLY -- A proposed senior housing development in the Cherry Hill Industrial Park would be directly beneath the flight path at Beverly Airport, the chairman of the airport commission says. "We're not for or against this project, but want to point out a couple concerns," Paul Vitale said. During a meeting this week with the Zoning Board of Appeals, which has oversight on parts of the project, Vitale pointed to a map highlighting...

2008-06-27 00:00:00

Cockerels living on West Cornwall land have been allowed to continue doing what they do best. Penwith District Council has dropped its investigation into a complaint that poultry owned by Jeff and Pam Trevaskis at Connor Downs, near Hayle, were too noisy. Mr and Mrs Trevaskis, who have kept chickens for 30 years, thanked local media for highlighting the case. They said: "We are pleased to say a representative from Penwith visited us to inform us that no further action would be taken and...

2008-06-24 09:02:48

By Sandra Carruthers I just wanted to voice my thoughts in reference to the complaints people have regarding the helicopter training being held in Denver ("Copters rattle residents of city," June 17 et al.).It's a shame that many people are not willing to sacrifice anything to help secure our city and country. So what that there's some noise and your trash blew around? Big deal! So what that you weren't notified that there would be noise or that your trash might blow around? Do you think...

2008-06-22 12:00:23

By The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 22--WASHINGTON -- The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has received its latest $4.7 million installment of federal funding for its $60 million, 10-year noise-abatement plan at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The grant will be used for noise abatement for 80 homes, benefiting 276 people, in Cheektowaga and Amherst. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the grant. "The funds being delivered . . . will ensure...

2008-05-31 15:00:31

By MERRY FIRSCHEIN, STAFF WRITER Lunchtime for elementary and middle school students means not only food but socializing outside of the classroom. Sometimes, however, noise levels in cafeterias can rise above an acceptable level, making it difficult for teachers and other school aides to keep control. Schools try to find the best way to let children be themselves and have some freedom to talk but, at the same time, keep control. Several companies make "traffic" lights specifically for...


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