Town and Country

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A new noise ordinance in Town and Country prohibits continuous noise higher than 55 decibels from 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and higher than 65 decibels during other hours of the day.

But what do those decibel levels actually mean? And how is hearing impacted by such noise in our lives?

Some residents of Town and Country are protesting the city's approach to deer overpopulation in the suburb.
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Some residents of Town and Country plan to hold a vigil for deer Thursday night in an unusual protest against what they call the city's costly and ineffective approach to managing the animal population. 

(via Flickr/Robert Scoble)

Officials in two suburbs of St. Louis have approved policies to control the deer populations.

Aldermen in the St. Louis County community of Town and Country voted 7-1 Monday for a six-month sharpshooting program. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the contract will go to White Buffalo Inc., the deer management firm that performed euthanasia and sterilization under previous city contracts.