Summertime silence: N.J. town bans landscapers’ leaf blowers

MAPLEWOOD — The controversial leaf blower ban is back, and it’s here to stay. The Maplewood town council this week unanimously passed an ordinance banning commercial landscapers’ use of the gas-powered blowers during the summer months – a move that cemented a pilot program enacted last year. The new rule, the town’s lawmakers said, is meant…

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