Thursday, July 5, 2012
Everywhere in southeast Michigan Wednesday night, fireworks, smoke and lots of pops and booms filled the air. Folks were amused and/or annoyed with the results of the new law. What did you think?
State law now allows more types of fireworks to be sold and ignited in Michigan, but the actual booms, pops, sparks and flashes had people reacting Wednesday night. Some were thrilled with the spectacle. Others were miffed with the noise and smoke. What did you think? Tell us in comments or in the poll.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Creating some sparks this Fourth of July? Here's a look at everything you need to know before lighting off that bottle rocket.
Will your Fourth of July be a quiet evening of barbecuing and chatting with family, or one filled with the oohs and ahhs of a fireworks show? If your answer was the latter, here's what you need to know to have a safe, legal, fireworks-filled Fourth of July. Know the Law: Michigan law now allows purchase and use of consumer fireworks, but Dearborn ordinance laws on noise and nuisances also apply. Learn more about the state and local laws on Dearborn Patch. Where to Buy Them: Dearborn has four locations selling fireworks, and Dearborn Heights has one. Here's a look at one store in west downtown. Safety Tips: Dearborn police will be on the lookout for violations–and the last thing anyone wants is an injury or a yard on fire. Check out …
Monday, June 18, 2012
With the new fireworks laws in place, some are concerned about the safety and damage issues. Do you think fireworks will be a problem in your neighborhood?
As the Fourth of July creeps closer, more and more nights are filled with the booms of fireworks. For the first time in Michigan, several new fireworks are available to residents – fireworks that were previously not allowed in the state. These fireworks include Roman candles, reloadable shells, aerials, firecrackers and bottle or sky rockets, which are louder and larger than most. Dearborn City Council is in the process of changing and strengthening its oridnances regarding fireworks use and noise allowances. But some city officials are concerned that when the state hurried to pass changes to the laws that are expected to increase revenue, they didn't take into account how it would affect certain communities–Dearborn included. Dearborn …