This week, a freshly transplanted suburbanite writes in to the New York Times:
Q: I just moved from New York City to the suburbs and assumed I’d need time to adjust to the quiet. I was wrong. The noise from the leaf blowers and lawn mowers is constant and so loud. No sooner has a landscaping crew finished eviscerating the grass at one house, than another arrives to mow the next. Does this go on all the time? How do people tolerate it? Are there no regulations about this kind of noise?
The Times recommends writing letters to local legislators, which is especially urgent during this time when so many people are working from home and children are taking classes remotely. This is the time to get involved!