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Town rules need to be enforced

Jennifer Graham’s Sept. 9 op-ed “Let there be night” sheds light on the perplexing problem of too much artificial lighting, much of which is poorly designed. An additional problem I have encountered is a reluctance by town officials to enforce existing light ordinances.

Without enforcement, offenders feel secure in ignoring lighting regulations, assuming they even know of their existence.

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Light pollution is not trivial or simply a matter of aesthetics. It is unhealthy and a waste of energy.

Martin E. Ross

Rockport

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