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More rules and regulations for generator use?

For Arthur Bennett, blackouts now come with a soundtrack.

When last month's "thundersnow" knocked out power in Bennett's Montgomery County neighborhood, the preindustrial hush inside his house -- when even the refrigerator seemed to hold its breath -- soon gave way to the two-stroke roar of engines up and down his block.

"As soon as the power goes out, the generators come on," said Bennett, a resident of the tree-filled, outage-prone village of Garrett Park. "In the last couple of years, it's gotten to be like a bunch of lawn mowers running all night. It means I don't sleep very well."

By Jodi Westrick  |  February 5, 2011; 9:28 PM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Nothing is more irritating than seeing your neighbor's lights on when yours are out. The noise is just a reminder of how stupid you were for not buying one

Posted by: NICKYNUNYA | February 6, 2011 10:03 AM

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