Freedom — March 9, 2010 – A fireworks ban was approved by Freedom voters at town meeting Tuesday, but will not apply to Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve or Red Sox World Series celebrations.
On those occasions, citizens will still be allowed to fire off state-legal fireworks.
The police chief said the fireworks ban is in reaction to vacationers who have been causing a racket on Ossipee Lake.
“They just come up on the weekends, even in September, and blow them off like crazy,” chief Josh Shackford said. “Enough is enough.”
Shackford said he was fine with the amendment allowing fireworks on major holidays and for Red Sox World Series celebrations.
The all-day town meeting was held in the elementary school to absorb expected heavy attendance. The principal said it allowed curious students to watch their government in action and pepper teachers with questions.
“It was so nice having it here because we could do that,” principal Corrinne Rocco said.