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Holden Changes Fireworks Laws

HOLDEN - Holden Councilors have voted to change the town's fireworks ordinance.

This, after a public hearing held tonight on the issue.


In a 4 to 1 vote, councilors approved to change the ordinance during the week.


"We just changed the ordinance to shorten the time by one hour during weekday operations from Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday is still the same as state law and you can shoot them off until 10 o’clock at night," says Holden Town Manager John Butts


The new rules will not apply to the Fourth of July, Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year holidays.


Residents must also check with the fire department on the fire danger level.


Butts says a $250 fine will be issued after an initial verbal warning from police.


Fireworks have been legal in Maine since 2012.

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