I have no problem with people celebrating the Fourth of July, but it seems to go on in my neighborhood all summer.

I read in the paper this morning that fireworks aren’t such a big deal anymore. Well, I have been listening to fireworks every Saturday and Sunday night for at least a month and a half. I live in a very crowded neighborhood off Cushman Road in the town of Winslow, which refuses to make any guidelines or restrictions on the fireworks. It seems every Saturday and Sunday, just like clockwork the fireworks start about nine o’clock and last until 10.

I have a dog that is now a nervous wreck because every loud noise sends him under the bed for an hour or two.

I don’t understand why I have no rights, but these people have the right to disrupt my peace and quiet. I believe fireworks should not be allowed in close communities. We bought this house for retirement three years ago, just before they passed the fireworks law, and now are thinking of selling because we cannot enjoy it in the summer months.

I don’t understand how people have money for these things but not to help charities and people in need. What’s the thrill, they go up a loud noise and debris comes down with them, and the money is gone. Oh yes, a little color. I am retired, and I still don’t get it.

Peggy Gallant


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