Blowing (much) louder than the wind

Blowing (much) louder than the wind

The Newton leaf blower ordinance states that all leaf blowers above 65 decibels are prohibited. This site reports that talking three feet away has a noise level of 65 decibels. I don’t know about you, but I can’t recall any leaf blower being that quiet....
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...

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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