June 17, 2012
As a visitor to Charm City aboard a boat for Sailabration, I am disappointed with the excessive noise pollution. The Blue Angels are one thing, but helicopters hovered for hours at low altitude, and it was difficult to have a conversation while visiting the tall ships. Visitors should remember the great sight of the tall ships, the Blue Angels, and the great sights of downtown Baltimore and not that helicopter 500 feet above. Ward Anderson, Annapolis
April 21, 2013
One of the ironies of the art world is that for all its important holdings the Baltimore Museum of Art is laying off 14 people in order to balance its budget (" Baltimore Museum of Art lays off 14," April 9). Yet right over the city line, in Towson, the federal government is funding the construction of a new museum to house a collection of unknown value - the artifacts of the Ridgley family of Hampton. To make matters worse, the site chosen for the building is in an area of running streams and granite deposits.
May 15, 2013
The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground plans to conduct a firing program beginning on or about Monday, May 20, and ending on or about Friday, May 24. This firing program is likely to generate sound and/or vibration outside the installation boundary. If weather conditions are not favorable in minimizing noise off of the installation, firing will be rescheduled. The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, a test center under the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, provides test and test support services for authorized customers, within the Department of Defense and outside the DoD, including government and non-government organizations, both foreign and domestic.
July 26, 2012
We just bought a house in Owen Brown and are concerned about the noise coming from Merriweather. We knew about the concerts and were told it has not been an issue in our area. Two weeks ago, we did not hear much noise from two concerts. However, the night of July 15 until 11 the noise was coming into our house, even though all the windows and doors were closed. We live almost two miles away in the opposite direction of where the pavilion faces. Most concerning was the noise disturbed sleep for our 16-month-old.
November 29, 2012
The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, is once again conducting several large detonations likely to generate sound and/or vibration outside the proving ground boundary. The testing began Tuesday and is expected to end on or about Dec. 7, according to a news release. If weather conditions are not favorable in minimizing noise off the installation, firing will be rescheduled, the Army said in the release. Any questions should be directed to 410-278-1147 or 800-688-8705.
June 22, 2012
I'm responding to the June 14 letters to the editor and the editorial regarding Merriweather. Not a "relative newcomer," I exercised "due diligence" in choosing my home in Columbia: Key factors in my choice were its excellent school system, close commuting distance to both Baltimore and Washington, and all the amenities that come with neighborhood-friendly, suburban living. Choosing to live close to an outdoor venue, I did expect to "hear occasionally the sounds of their concerts," key words being "occasional" and "sounds.