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New Noise Ordinance at Rehoboth Beach Over Holiday Suffers Backlash

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP)- The first big test of a new noise ordinance in Rehoboth Beach over the Memorial Day holiday weekend had some unexpected blowback for city officials.

Emails from about three dozen people went to city officials and the media alleging that enforcement of the new ordinance targeted the city's gay community. There were also concerns about citations for minor violations handed out at the beach area most popular with gay residents and visitors.

City officials revised their noise ordinance in April. Included was a quiet time of 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Rehoboth's police chief says that he and his force have no animosity against the beach town's gay community and had not targeted them over the weekend.


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