Fuse lit on Fireworks ban

BAR HARBOR — The sale and use of fireworks would be banned here under a new ordinance proposed by town councilors Tuesday.

The proposed law follows action taken at the state level earlier this year allowing possession, sale and use of fireworks throughout the state. A provision of the state law allows towns to set their own rules in the matter.

Council chairman Ruth Eveland proposed the local ban, which would exempt commercial users. “My intent is to provide some type of control so people are not shooting things off in places where we can’t manage them,” she said.

The majority of councilors agreed with Ms. Eveland, voting 5-1 in support. Councilor Christopher Walsh dissented.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]