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In Maine, allowing fireworks fizzled

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RE JENNIFER Graham’s call to legalize fireworks in Massachusetts (“Fireworks freedom,” Op-ed, July 1): The legislature here in Maine legalized fireworks last year, much to the regret of anyone not touching them off. Graham is being disingenuous when she talks about waving sparklers. After decades of peace and quiet, we were subjected to a nightly onslaught of high-powered explosives. Deluged with complaints, many communities have severely restricted fireworks, banning them outright in many cases, for which we are thankful. Be careful what you wish for.

Jeff Hayward

Fairfield, Maine

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