As Bethlehem selectmen advance an ordinance to address the increasing number of complaints about illegal dumping and littering, they are also considering another to address rising noise complaints in town.
“We have never had a problem before this summer,” James Murphy, who lives on Profile Road near the Sugar Hill town line, said during Monday’s selectmen’s meeting. “With an Airbnb across the street, they were bringing in people during the coronavirus quarantine from out of state. I was physically and verbally threatened when I went to ask the 12 people that were living in this small Airbnb to turn it down. I called the police and they told me there was not much they could do about it, but they did go up and ask them to tone it down, which they did, until the police drove back. And then they turned up the music.”