Michael Smith

Hudson Valley Residents Complain About Rise in Illegal Fireworks

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If you haven’t been able to sleep at night, you’re not alone.

Social media groups throughout the Hudson Valley have been filled with complaints from residents about an unusual amount of illegal fireworks being set off this year. With still a week and a half until the Fourth of July, many are wondering why the fireworks are going off so early and so often this year.

Cities like Poughkeepsie, Beacon and Newburgh have apparently been exploding in noise at all hours of the evening, driving residents and their pets crazy. And it looks like this isn’t just a Hudson Valley problem. The New York Times says New York City plans to crack down on the fireworks, which have been more of a nuisance this year. The problem is partly due to the type of fireworks that are suddenly being set off. Reports say that the explosions are more akin to what one would expect from a professional display, not your usual bottle rockets or firecrackers.

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