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Noise control amendment now in effect for Candlewood Lake

Boating on Candlewood Lake this upcoming summer could result in a more quiet experience for shoreline homeowners.  After complaints of some loud party boats, New Fairfield Representative Richard Smith and others were able to get some noise control language added into a bill that takes effect today. 

Any state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection environmental conservation police officer now has the authority to enforce the noise ordinance of any municipality that abuts Candlewood Lake on the waters of the lake.  The most restrictive standard for noise in the 5 surrounding towns will be the ordinance followed on the waters. 

He says the loud music not only has become a nuisance for other lake users around offenders, but also residents who have to close their windows during the summer.  

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