Arlington limits use of noisy leaf blowers
Town votes 95-85 to ban operation 5 months of year
Opting for the broom and rake, Arlington Town Meeting has laid down the law on yard work by banning the use of gas-powered leaf blowers during five months of the year. By a vote of 95 to 85, the members of the legislative body on Monday voted to ban the use of the leaf blowers from May 15 to Oct. 15. “Ten minutes with a rake is very therapeutic for the mind soul and body,’’ said Town Meeting member Bob Radochia.