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Some neighbors not eligible for soundproofing near Windsor Locks

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A meeting is being held Wednesday night to help some homeowners that have been plagued with the same noise from flyovers at International Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks.

After living on Darien Drive for 24 years, Jessica Quagliaroli is immune to flyovers, but decibel levels can routinely reach 65 or more.

The noise is probably not the best for her health. That's why the Federal Aviation Administration is helping homeowners replace doors and windows with ones better equipped to minimize sound.

"It would definitely help out in the neighborhood, probably bring house values up around here," Quagliaroli said.

One section is receiving assistance because the area that they live in is a zone where air traffic routinely reaches 65 decibels.

However, Quagliaroli is on the fringe of that section and she will receive no federal funding.

Eyewitness News talked with officials from Bradley Airport to know how there could be so much disparity between folks on the same street.

"We're finding that the noise contours are actually shrinking, meaning less people are eligible," said Kevin Dillon, who is with the Connecticut Airport Authority.

So as it stands, Quagliaroli and hundreds of others will have to live with the noise or pay out of pocket to get some quiet.

And they're not standing for it.

"Sometimes we can convince the FAA to allow us to add additional homes," Dillon said.

There is a solution for neighbors on the fringe - they'll need to make an appeal directly to the FAA.

The good news is that some on this street already did and have been added to the list of qualifying homes.

The meeting is at the New England Air Museum at 7 p.m.

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