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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

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.

Pat Condelli

New Kensington

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