Due to a huge increase of complains by residents, Schenectady County is considering banning small fireworks in the county. They say the legalization of small fireworks has led to an increase in illegal fireworks, which has strained police, firefighters, and EMT squads.
The fireworks, which are legal in the rest of the state, are up to each county's discretion if they want them to be banned. If so, Schenectady County would be the first in the state to do so.
The county believes people are under the wrong impression that all fireworks became legal two years ago - so they're using them.
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