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Oct 2, 2014 7:57 PM

Residents chime in on noise issues in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, NH - Nearly 50 people spoke in front of the city council in Portsmouth Thursday regarding citywide noise issues Thursday night.

Portsmouth residents, business owners and non-residents voiced their concerns over the city's ongoing noise problem.

"Downtown residents are concerned about the increase in noise coming from some of the entertainment functions of our restaurants, bars and pubs, and their concerns are legitimate too. They have a right to enjoy the peace of their residence," said Portsmouth resident, Ralph DiBernardo Sr.

"If we aren't careful and we do overregulate, we could have a ghost town, which is a nice place to live, but it's not a nice place to do business," said Brian Kelly of Keep Portsmouth Loud.

The city council plans to take all of the presented ideas into considering, but there is no scheduled date set on when a decision will be made on how to handle the noise.


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