Issues over fireworks in Portland community – WCSH-WLBZ

5July 2020

The Portland Press Herald reports that firework problems are coming from the East Bayside neighborhood. Portland PD held a meeting with the community to go over.

PORTLAND, Maine– Every city and town in Maine has various guidelines relating to fireworks, in the city of Portland, they are prohibited. That hasn’t stopped some people from setting them off this vacation weekend.

In the East Bayside neighborhood, these fireworks have actually been going off most nights for about a week and members of the community said it’s not

celebratory fourth of July fireworks. The fireworks have been coming from the basketball court and yard in Kennedy Park. According to the Portland Press Herald, Portland Cops Chief Frank Clark says among the department’s cruisers was hit by a firework, leaving a dent and burn mark earlier this week.

On Sunday, members of the community came together to clean up the 4th of July after-effects. Those who reside in the area declined to speak on video camera for security concerns. But Jonathan Culley works for Redfern Properties, which owns an apartment that has been damaged from these fireworks.

He attended a meeting with the cops department on Thursday and states he’s concerned about the neighborhood.

” We’ve heard reports of individuals shooting fireworks at people, at cars, and at home. Our concern is not about damage to home however the concern is the physical security of our tenants and actually everybody living because community,” Culley informed NEWS CENTER Maine in a telephone call.

Fireworks are legal here in Maine but in the city of Portland, they are not.

The city has put signs around Kennedy Park reminding individuals of that. Anybody setting off fireworks can deal with a 2 hundred dollar fine.

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