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BATH, Maine (AP) - A Maine church is looking to mollify neighbors for whom its bell tolls too loudly.

People in Bath say the First Baptist Church bell has tolled more loudly since the church tower's clock was worked on about a year ago.

The innkeeper at the Kismet Inn says the complaints ring true. She says she likes the bell during the day, but it keeps her guests up at night.

The Times Record reports the inn's on the market, but the deal's on hold until the bell issue's resolved.

Church and city representatives say tests will be done in the next couple of weeks looking at different materials and how the bell is struck in an attempt to dampen the noise.

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