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Fireworks, legal or not, part of the Fourth

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“If you light it, we’ll write it,” warned the MassPike’s electronic message boards regarding the use of illegal fireworks this week. It’s the Fourth of July, and Massachusetts, along with New York and New Jersey, are still holding out against letting residents use fireworks unless they’re professionally licensed. It’s a principled stand because fireworks are dangerous, and a nuisance besides, but it hardly seems practical anymore. When New Yorkers can drive to Vermont to get ...

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July 4, 2013
9:38 a.m.

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I'm sitting here in Rhode Island reading this and laughing. You walk in the Stop&Shop and there on display are all the fireworks you would ever want to buy. New York state should try not to run our lives! no more helmet laws, seat belt laws or high taxes on luxury items middle class people want to buy. If you blow your hand off misusing fireworks then you deserve to lose your hand. Stupid people will always be stupid people, don't blame the rest of us. You will never be able to fix "STUPID".