Newton’s new ban on gas-powered leaf blowers begins on Memorial Day and continues until Labor Day.

The Globe’s John Hilliard reminds us about the specifics… 

Thanks to a new set of rules approved by city councilors in January, only one battery- or electrically-powered leaf blower at a time can be used per lot from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


The same regulations also bar gas-powered leaf blowers from use during the summer.

The rules, which also apply to city workers and contractors, impose a 65-decibel noise limit on the devices


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