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Nearby homeowners must endure noise from new park

Posted: November 23, 2011 - 12:02am  |  Updated: November 23, 2011 - 3:39am


I read with great amusement Barry Paschal’s glowing tribute to the new county park (column, Nov. 2, “Yes, park is in our back yard.”).

Obviously he does not live within 3 miles of it.

Unfortunately, we live on the other side of Washington Road (yes, this is a residential area if anyone forgot because of the loud, smelly and extremely well-lit parking lots blocking the view).

How much more difficult would it have been to take into consideration, us lowly taxpaying individuals, who own homes that are behind the restaurants? Would it have not been better to put the stage 180 degrees on the opposite side of the park? Then they would be blaring out at nothing instead of at us.

Was it that the businesses disagreed, or is it to see how many of us can be driven out of our already devalued homes for the sake of the businesses and county “improvement”?

Who asked for the redundant park, anyway? I don’t remember seeing it on a ballot.

If our county engineers did any kind of due diligence to begin with, there wouldn’t be a problem. The county has a posted noise ordinance less than a half-mile away.

Believe me, the next time they blare and thump from over there, there will be phone calls to the sheriff and commissioners and noise complaints filed.

Joe Riggio


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Little Lamb

Somehow I think the

Somehow I think the commission will decide not to take your advice and turn the stage 180°, as it will merely affect some other curmudgeon. I'll bet the residents who live around Central Park in New York City also complained when Barbra Steisand, Frank Sinatra, and Paul Simon played there.