The fireworks that are being openly sold under a new law allowing a two week annual window for sales have actually been sold in the area for years on the down low by smaller stores. Now bigger stores and tents are being set up for the sparklers and other fiery delights.
The difference this year is the state is collecting fees for the brief licenses.
Regardless, caution is a good rule.
An impressive fireworks display is also on top for this weekend's Mount Carmel Feast in Watertown. It's the 100th year for the event at St. Anthony's Church