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.
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.
Created: April 03, 2018 12:06 PM
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