Cannonfire Continues in Owego: Noise Ordinance Not Favored
9/5/2012 (Updated 10:57:39 PM)A cannon too loud-- and a neighbor too close:
That's the dilemma some residents say they are facing in Owego-- and they want officials to do something about it:
Patty Barber and her family say they've been subjected to repeated blasts from a propane-powered sound cannon fired--according to them--intentiionally in their direction--for no good purpose by a neighbor who seems intent on annoying them, and many of those who live in the same area.
The blasts, they say, begin early in the morning-- and continue through out much of the day--
When we sent a news crew to the location on Wednesday, the cannon was silent--
But the Barbers and almost two dozen of their neighbors were far from silent Wednesday evening, at a special meeting of the Town of Owego Board.
It was decided that that the town would approach the district attorney, to see if the annoyance is intentional-and whether any legal action could be brought.
Town of Owego Supervisor Don Castellucci says barring that, he doesn't favor any noise ordinance, since it would be hard to enforce- and monitor.
The Barbers say they moved from New Jersey to Owego-- for the peace, and quiet--that they tought they would enjoy in their own little Mayberry---
But they didn't count on cannonfire shattering their rainbow.
Fox 40 is following this story-- we'll tell you what the D.A. has to say about it, later this week.
We tried to reach the owner of the cannon for his side of the story, but we could not reach him Wednesday.
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