Southold is considering a noise ordinance that if adopted would make it the last Long Island town to formally put in writing that there are times of the day when "quiet, please" will be the law.
"We never had [a noise law]. We're the only ones that don't have it. It's a shame," Town Councilman Christopher Talbot said at a recent town board meeting. "I'm sorry we have to adopt a noise ordinance," he said. "We'll be like every other town."
Until now, Southold has been the lone town on Long Island operating without a noise ordinance - all 12 other towns regulate clatter to varying degrees.