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Zombie Rocker Files Noise Complaint

The noise from a new skate park in Connecticut is too much for rocker Rob Zombie (pictured in AP file photo). He and his wife have complained to the Litchfield County town of Woodbury that the park, which opened near their home in April, makes such a racket that it should be moved. The town is looking into moving the park, but first it's trying to muffle the noise by enclosing the sides of the metal skate ramps, stuffing the jumps with Styrofoam and putting up soundproofing fabric on a fence, said First Selectman Gerald Stomski. The park hours were also reduced and it is closed on Sundays. Stomski said the town is responding to the complaint from the Zombies as it would for any resident/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Do you have noise issues in your neighborhood? What kind?

Parting Shot — 8.10.10

On colleague Jesse Tinsley’s Facebook page, Jesse posts this photo of Spokane Mayor Mary Verner at the opening of a skate park in the Lilac City. He writes: “Mary Verner, center, mayor of Spokane, along with her grandkids, takes in the view of the new skate park at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, which opened today.” Jesse also explains that tattoo surrounding the skater’s belly button, to the right of the mayor: “It’s a jelly doughnut that says ‘thickness.’”

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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