County officials seek input from fire chiefs on possible ban; sales of fireworks suffer before holiday


Not exactly booming: Shawn Black, manager at one of two USA Fireworks stores in Greenfield, waits for customers. He said most families are buying smaller-scale fireworks this year that stay on the ground. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

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GREENFIELD — Brief weekend showers did little to help the hot, dry conditions that are causing county officials to consider banning fireworks over the July Fourth holiday.

The Hancock County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting this morning. Commissioner Brad Armstrong said fireworks will likely come up, but he isn’t sure what the county will ultimately do, if anything.

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