SOUTHOLD, NY (WCBS 880) — Noise is a big problem in one Long Island town but that’s about to change.
Instead of hearing the sound of birds, some residents in the town of Southold have been hearing loud music and it’s been keeping them up at night.
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“Businesses that have loud music and they play it all night,” said resident Ruth Ann Bramson.
Bramson says Southold is the only town on the island without a noise ordinance, that is until July 19 when the board is expected to pass one.
Those who violate the law will face up to $2,500 in fines.
The ordinance will not allow any noise louder than 50 decibels in the evening and overnight hours, which is no louder than the air conditioner.