The Nelson Mail New Zealand reports that John Dearden, who lives near the new coastal highway in Nelson, has been severely affected by traffic noise on the new road. Petersburg Times addressed the loud, live music of a new neighborhood outdoor club and its impact on residents of a nearby senior citizen apartment complex. Not only is the ramp noisy, but it was also built without proper permits. According to Newsday, Hempstead resident Ronald Lupski is fighting a losing battle over noise from Home Depot, which moved into his neighborhood in with a promise to work together with residents regarding their concerns--something residents say has not happened. That would be quite an engineering achievement. The London Times reports that French cabarets have been targeted by anti-noise groups, and will either have to close or install soundproofing. The South Wales Evening Post reported on plans by the Swansea Council to find a newer and faster noise complaint policy. The Florida Times-Union reports more fighter jets have been flying training exercises from Jacksonville Naval Air Station -- a situation that has prompted complaints from Florida residents to the Navy and elected officials. The Hartford Courant reports the town of Clinton, Connecticut, is writing a noise ordinance in response to residents' complaints. And in some areas where helicopters can still operate on private property, neighbors are becoming more vocal about the noise. Petersburg Times recently published a letter to the editor from a reader who has legally questions about residential noise in her Spring Hill, Florida neighborhood. The Post and Courier reports the Charleston, South Carolina, County Council, is working to create a fair and enforceable noise ordinance that will give relief to neighbors annoyed by animal noise. The Jerusalem Post reports on several issues in communities surrounding Jerusalem, including a political race, new burial options, and several issues relating to noise. The Omaha World-Herald reported that to ensure the peace and tranquility of the town, the Papillion City Council will impose a new noise ordinance that will crack down on loud noises, boom cars in particular. The Baltimore Sun reports that residents in a Savage, Maryland neighborhood are concerned that an historic home, which may be converted to an inn, will increase noise and traffic in the area. Gardeners are backing the legislation for the second time, claiming that bans and regulations on the noisy gardening tools threaten the use of the tool they say is essential in 19 New Jersey cities.