Enforce fireworks law in New Ken
Fireworks season in New Kensington started on May 24. It has continued each weekend and we'll have to put up with it through Labor Day.
Nine years ago I became the “parent” of a dog that is petrified of fireworks. My dog is not the only one that suffers horribly from the constant bombardment of noise and smoke.
Some dogs don't eat for days because of the trauma. I have spent a small fortune on calming aids, but none has helped my dog.
My dog also is terrified of thunderstorms, but at least the weatherman gives us a heads-up as to what to expect and I can spend time with her in the basement until the storm subsides.
The moronic pyromaniacs give us no warning. They shoot them off willy-nilly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night all summer long.
Fireworks are illegal in Pennsylvania. I have pleaded with the New Kensington police, the state police and the Attorney General's Office to enforce the fireworks laws. I was told to call 911, which I have done to no avail.
If there were a drought in New Ken and property was in danger from fireworks, the laws would be enforced.
Many communities in this state enforce fireworks laws. Why doesn't New Kensington?
I and other animal owners whose pets suffer from fireworks pay taxes in New Kensington. We want something done about this intolerable situation now.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Already lying
- What happened to manners?
- Appreciating the Trib I
- Appreciating the Trib II
- ‘And another thing...’
- God smiled on get-together
- Shame on Leechburg Area
- Rushing to judge
- Bring back ‘eagle cam’
- Life Care Center a jewel
- Missing WJAS