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Our View: Light a fuse on common sense


June 26, 2020

We love fireworks. They’re loud, illuminatingly spectacular and even inspiring to many, especially on the Fourth of July. Who among us hasn’t gone “ooh” or “aah” over a fireworks display?

This time of year brings out a significant number of amateur fireworks enthusiasts shooting off their bottle rockets, firecrackers, sparklers and mortars in the days around the Fourth.

Which makes complaints to law enforcement about loud fireworks set off at all hours of the night peak around this time of year.

We understand the frustration. Fireworks aren’t nearly so annoying at 8 p.m. in la...

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