Newton has won a Quiet Hero award from Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet for enacting major restrictions on the use of leaf blowers. Legislation passed by the Newton City Council in January requires that leaf blowers must be 65 decibels or quieter, and must have a manufacturer’s label attesting that they meet this standard. In addition, gas-powered leaf blowers will be banned between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During the summer, each lot will be allowed only one […]

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