Warwick was our family’s destination when, in 1974, we began what would become our annual trip to Warwick to pick apples with our then young children.
In 1983, long seduced by Warwick’s countryside, we jumped at the opportunity to buy part of the Brooks farm on Walling Road. For years thereafter we traveled to our “farm” with picnic baskets and our dreams.
In 2000 we retired and built a contextual barn house with reclaimed wood. The house was our second home until 2012 when it became our only residence. Through the years it has become more than a residence. It has become a homestead where grown children, grandchildren and friends gather to enjoy our home with its beautiful woods, hayfields, extraordinary view, and its peace and quiet.
That peace and quiet is now threatened by the proposed changes to the APO with its attendant changes in the noise ordinance.
While apple picking remains the primary tourist attraction, increasingly many are traveling to Warwick to eat, drink, and party in our bucolic setting. Loud, blaring, amplified music should not be allowed to accompany this “agriboozing.” The noise bouncing off our quiet hills will surely drive our residents indoors in just the sunny weather when they want to enjoy their gardens and patios.
Warwick is our “green and pleasant land” of the poet. Let’s keep it that way by prohibiting amplified outdoor music wherever it might occur.