Schenectady County reconsiders sparkler ban

April 03, 2018 12:06 PM

Schenectady County is again considering banning sparklers. The city banned small fireworks last summer. However, because of a change in state law, they have to decide on the issue again.

Schenectady County was the first Capital Region county to opt out.

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Critics say sparklers are not as harmless as many think.

"I know that a lot of people believe that sparkler devices are not actually dangerous, but in, I believe it was 2016, there were three houses destroyed in the city of Amsterdam from someone using a sparkler device," pointed out Richard Homenick with the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority.

The official vote will be held next Thursday.


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