Our View: Fireworks, sure, but within reason


July 2, 2021

We can’t help noticing that many people are starting to celebrate Independence Day a little early, as more and more fireworks are being lit as we get closer to the Fourth.

We have no problem with people enjoying the holiday with all its traditions, including fireworks.

The problem is that exploding fireworks are noisy and disruptive to many in the community. By their nature, fireworks are rarely lit before dusk, which is after 9 p.m. this time of year. But many people go to sleep before then, even in the summer months. Add in those who work early shifts and children whose bedtime is befor...

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