What fireworks are legal and illegal in New York state? As the summer season and July 4th holiday approaches, here's the 411 on what fireworks you're allowed to buy and use in Oneida and surrounding counties.
Utica and Rome are among the many cities, towns and villages across New York state that won't have 4th of July fireworks for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. But there are some places where the show will go on in 2021.
One of the biggest complaints in communities across the state this year has been the use of illegal fireworks at all hours of the night. Ahead of the holiday weekend State Police announced a crackdown on illegal fireworks and the results are in.
Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol is reminding local residents about the types of fireworks that are legal in New York following a recent traffic stop where deputies seized a stash of illegal ones, along with a rash of complaints from area residents.