Memorial Day: Respecting Sacrifices With Quiet

Memorial Day represents a day of respectful and somber reflection on those who died in active service in the US military. Just as a funeral or any remembrance, Memorial Day stands a a day of gravity and pause—just as we would a moment of silence. In fact, the earliest recognition…

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West Chester Pennsylvania Protects Downtown From Noise

Visitors to West Chester, Pennsylvania, this summer can enjoy a more relaxed meal, enjoy a normal conversation outside, and forego the ear plugs increasingly required by illegal vehicle noise. Mayor Jordan Norley of West Chester and the West Chester Police Department actively launched Operation…

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Increased Pandemic Road Noise According to Study

A recent Boston University study on soundscape ecology in urban parks in the Boston area suggests that increased vehicle speeds may be increasing noise in some urban parks despite overall reductions in traffic due to the pandemic. The study notes: Repeated exposure to high levels of noise…

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