Living in Winslow is challenging at best. I’m not sure how a fireworks ordance was passed in this small town.

The use of fireworks surely is animal cruelty; I find no other descriptive word. Animal cruelty is apparently legalized in Winslow. on one recent evening a group of people (young, very young and young adults) were setting off fireworks in the middle of the road across from the credit union. As we got closer, a man ran inside and got a huge multishot piece of fireworks. This sent our sweet puppy into the worst panic attack. He was scared to death, yet instead of stopping as we approach, they noise got bigger and louder — yes, those people saw how scared our puppy was but thought it was funny.

Winslow shouldn’t permit animal cruelty. Much to our dismay, it’s about money rather than a safe community to raise a family or retire. If the laws would be enforced this likey wouldn’t be happening. In this part of town you can’t use any fireworks legally, as few areas are more than 100 feet from other residents or buildings.

Our neighboring city of Waterville was very respectful of its own community and banned all fireworks. My question is what motivated Winslow to legalize this ridiculous behavior in a small municipality. I say, let’s see action and accountability. Stop animal cruelty, stop disturbing people, be responsible and respectful. Kindness is free; so is common courtesy.

Donna Goodrich

Winslow

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