Comments for: Newport residents voice concerns over fireworks use

Posted Aug. 15, 2012, at 9:38 p.m.

NEWPORT | Noise complaints regarding fireworks prompted a public hearing in front of Newport’s Board of Selectmen on Wednesday night, where several residents voiced their experiences and concerns. “I’ve been woke up at 1 o’clock, 1:30 in the morning to people setting off fireworks, and that’s just wrong for …

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  • Anonymous

    It is nice to see some sense in the local government not bowing down to the reactionary BS.

  • Al Brady

    I haven’t had any issues here at all…wonder if its being made up

    • Anonymous

      “My wife and I have been listening to somebody shoot off fireworks every
      night, five to seven nights a week from an hour and a half to three
      hours a night and seven hours in a row on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s
      crap”

      That guy’s complaint appears made up. Are his neighbors independently wealthy? They’d have to be if his complaint is valid.

      Fireworks aren’t cheap. My last little show for the family cost $300 and lasted less than 20 minutes. (And I was cheap… no finales or big mortars.) It would be easy to spend $1000 in an hour.

      •  How does this appear to be made up?  Please enlighten us….

        • Anonymous

           He already explained how it was made up. The cost would be prohibitive for most people to shoot them off for hours on end night after night. Fireworks are very expensive.

          • Al Brady

             no sh_t the first time i bought fireworks i paid $60 and only got a brick of firecrackers and a 100 shot thing

      • melibusa

         Unfortunately NIMBYs and many in government would rather ban fireworks for all than go after the violators. 

  • MAINE FIREWORKS STORES ACCEPT EBT CARDS

    welfare loafers buying fireworks with taxpayers money
    than setting the fireworks off when taxpayers are trying to sleep for work

    ‘maine, the way welfare life should be’ state

    • Guest

      troll

    • Anonymous

      Shift gears every now and then …. most of these fire works on the lake are vacationers who have left their minds at home before coming to Vacation land.  

    • Anonymous

      I have trucks that go by my house an they make lots of noise its so bad i can’t open my windows so by your lodgect can i get them ban

  • inundate the police with calls and I bet there would be an ordinance real fast…

  • Anonymous

    This issue will not come to any big conclusion until there is a tragedy involving children. If some people used  common sense most of these disputes between neighbors could be avoided. The fireworks retailers pass out a safety sheet that mirrors the advice given by the state fire marshal. Unfortunately the same individuals that can’t used vehicles, motorcycles, boats, snow sleds, ATV s, guns, booze and drugs properly will get their hands on fireworks and the results will be ugly at some point. 

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