New York State recently approved the sale of somefireworks, but allowed each county to make the decision on whether they would allow fireworks to be sold within their borders. Madison County approved fireworks sales, and several pop-up fireworks stands have taken up residence in Oneida.
For longer than anyone can remember the sale of most fireworks have been illegal in New York State. New legislation has been passed in Herkimer County and some other counties in New York State that would allow certain fireworks to be sold at certain times during the year.
Utica's 4th of July Fireworks concluded the community Party in the Park celebration at F.T. Proctor Park in Utica. Watch some of the best moments from the fireworks extravaganza. The finale is spectacular.
Independence Day is perfect for outdoor family fun. It's also the one time of year when it’s seems to be okay to play with matches. Family fun and playing with matches may seem like an unlikely combo, but hey, so is America, right?