Noisy Neighbors Get Noticed in Narragansett

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In the sleepy seaside community of Narragansett, R. I., noisy neighbors get a 10-by-14-inch orange sticker slapped on the front door of their homes. Now some landlords are raising the volume of their complaints about the ordinance that permits the stickers to be posted, arguing they lower real estate values and the rents they can charge tenants.

A recent court ruling determined that renters' and homeowners' constitutional rights were not violated by the branding from the 2005-enacted ordinance that allows police to post the stickers when residents are "loud and unruly to the point that they constitute a threat to the peace, health, safety, or general welfare of the public."