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Complaint dismissed against landscaper in Brookline

Brookline decided it had a problem with noisy leaf blowers a couple of years ago, so the town passed a ban on the gas-powered machines that have been known to disturb a suburbanite or two on a quiet morning.

On Saturday, police captured an offender, a landscaper who had allegedly used a gas-powered leaf blower before 9 a.m. in violation of the local laws. When he compounded the problem by refusing to identify himself, he was placed under arrest.

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