Leaf blower ban swept off until next year

Leaf blower ban swept off until next year

Newton City Councilor Jim Cote tried to have a proposed leaf blower ban referred back to the councilor’s Programs and Services Committee. His colleagues didn’t like that but they did agree to postpone consideration until January. Cote (who is on the record...

No vote on leaf blower ban until this fall

City Councilor John Rice, chair of the Programs and Services Committee tells the TAB the City Council will not take action on proposed leaf blower restrictions until the fall, Jonathan Dame of the TAB reports. ...
Leaf blower demonstration at City Hall

Leaf blower demonstration at City Hall

On a gorgeous fall afternoon yesterday, several alders, many landscapers taking time out of their work day, Jonathan Dame from the Tab, and interested members of the public (including even a woman from Lincoln) gathered on the Comm Ave median across from City Hall for...
Chamber of Commerce on leafblowers: Let them blow

Chamber of Commerce on leafblowers: Let them blow

The Board of Director of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce unanimously approved (with one abstention) the following statement regarding the proposed leafblower ban: “The Newton-Needham Chamber shares concerns about the noise and air quality problems that...

POLL: Do you favor Newton’s proposed leaf blower ban?

Newton Aldermen are considering an ordinance to limit the use of leaf blowers and ultimately ban their use altogether. Current rules allow leaf blower use between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekday and between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays....

Leaf blowers ban in Newton: Discuss

Alders Norton and Hess-Mahan tell the TAB they’re seeking public input on the topic and drafting language for a proposal later this year. For those who forget what leaves are (and after this winter that’s possible) here’s a video TAB editor Andy...

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