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Neighbors suing Kissing Bridge over motocross noise, dust

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A local ski resort is being sued by its neighbors over noise and dust pollution coming from its property.

Jeff Randall, a resident of Glenwood and spokesman for the Community Alliance for Less Moto, says the problem started last summer when Kissing Bridge opened its trails to motocross bikes and ATVs.

"We want to enjoy the great outdoors and patios. To have this high-revving type of machinery go up and down the hills, that is a distinct difference in the quality of life that we have experienced up until now," Randall told WBFO.

"It's our opinion that a ski hill is not the highest and best use for this type of activity."

Randall says all the noise is hurting property values. He says residents had limited success working with Kissing Bridge and the Town of Concord, which has no noise ordinance.

"Even at 96-98 decibels in closed tent area, when you have [vehicles] climbing hills and reverberating through the valley, it's very, very intrusive," Randall said.

Attempts to reach Kissing Bridge for comment were not successful.