Resorts: Muffling the Jets

Southampton, on Long Island's southern shore, prides itself on its well-watered lawns, manicured manners and Social Register ways. But of late its genteel calm has been shattered by noisy weekenders. "They leave New York after work on Friday and get here at 9 or 10 o'clock and blast off," complains Justice of the Peace Edwin A. Berkery. "Their parties run all night, they sleep all day Saturday, and they start in again Saturday night." Even a $50 fine meant nothing; offenders just passed the hat and blasted off again. Last week the town board amended the antinoise ordinance to...

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