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Fireworks excessive

July 17, 2012
The Mining Journal

To Deb who wrote "Explosive plan cited" that was published in Monday's paper, I'm with you.

Fireworks in our neighborhood began on June 30 and continued through July 8, most nights into the early morning hours. When I called the city's police department I was told there was nothing they could do about it, that "it's legal now." Yes, it is legal to shoot them off, but there is a noise ordinance, not to mention the rights of the city's residents, especially those who have to work the next day or shift workers who are awakened early. This covers doctors, nurses, CNAs, firefighters, police, corrections officers, service workers, fast food workers, bank employees, office workers, cashiers, the list goes on. They all deserve a decent night's sleep in order to be alert to care for the sick and elderly, and to protect and serve the public in so many ways. I also agree with the comment about dogs, as I watch our little one tremble and retreat to a far corner in the basement whenever the loud noises occur.

In the spirit of Independence Day, it's OK to celebrate, but I agree with Deb that there needs to be a curfew with perhaps a warning the first time, then a fine if that residence is visited again. Here's hoping for an improved 2013!




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