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Batya Bauman: Fireworks displays are dangerous, anachronistic



Friday, June 27, 2014
To the editor:

As July 4 approaches, I wish to remind readers of the Gazette that fireworks displays serve no purpose except to entertain people unaware of their harm to wildlife and domestic animals, as well as to the environment. Perhaps they simply don’t care and are blissfully entertained by these colorful explosions reminiscent of violence and war.

People with post-traumatic stress (for example, returning veterans) and respiratory issues also suffer from fireworks.

I urge that our progressive towns move away from this anachronistic way of celebrating our nation’s anniversary.

Batya Bauman

Amherst