‘Sleepless Nights’

Residents Voice Concerns Over Aspen Heights Noise

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Posted: August 31, 2013

Dale Diaz, who lives at 1200 Portland Drive, looks through a line of trees toward Aspen Heights, the new 600-unit housing development in Rockingham County where thousands of people gathered to party last weekend. At the peak of the parties, Diaz called the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office to complain about the noise. She soon found that deputies’ hands are tied when it comes to noise: Rockingham County doesn’t have a noise ordinance. (Photos by Michael Reilly)
Joggers run along Port Republic Road near the new Aspen Heights development in Rockingham County. Diaz wants to see a traffic light installed at the complex’s entrance at the intersection of Port Republic Road and Rosedale Drive.
Dale Diaz, who has lived on the corner of Portland Drive and Port Republic Road since 1988, looks through trees toward Aspen Heights. For the last two weekends, Diaz says she has been kept awake by people partying into the early morning hours at the complex.
HARRISONBURG — For the last two weekends, Dale Diaz tossed and turned attempting to sleep as thousands of people — assumed to be mostly students — partied into the early morning hours at...

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