The Select Board made changes to a proposed fireworks ordinance and permitting process on Monday

LANCASTER — The Select Board made changes to a proposed fireworks ordinance and permitting process on Monday. They removed language from the draft ordinance that required permit applicants to buy their pyrotechnics in New Hampshire, and submit proof of purchase. Board member Leon Rideout argued against the in-state requirement, calling it overreach. Fireworks would still have to comply with state laws. Meanwhile, in spite of pushback, the Select Board agreed that a fine structure would remain in the ordinance. The proposed fines are $250 and loss of fireworks permit for a first offense, and $1,000 for the second and subsequent offenses.

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