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Miscellaneous offenses ordinance update outlaws consumer fireworks in Cape Elizabeth

The Town Council on Nov. 14, 2011 approved amendments to the miscellaneous offenses ordinance, making the use and sale of consumer fireworks illegal in Cape Elizabeth.

The amendment is a response to the state's recent move to allow the sale of consumer fireworks in Maine. It mirrors other Maine communities that have opted to continue to ban consumer fireworks locally.

The approved amendment makes it illegal to use or sell, or possess with the intent of using or selling, consumer fireworks in Cape Elizabeth. It defines various kinds of fireworks, and outlines fines for first and repeat offenses.

The rules would not apply to those with either a state or Town-issued fireworks display permit.