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Miss Conduct | globe magazine

Cutting in: Noise-makers next door

Dealing with neighbors’ loud and unending hedge clipping. Plus, avoiding a toxic friend.

As summer approaches, a problem has reared its head again. Our neighbors have hired someone to cut their hedges on weekends. This man comes nearly every weekend and will work all day Saturday and Sunday. Needless to say, the noise is extremely disturbing. Is it wrong to politely address our concerns with these neighbors?

S.B. / Scituate

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