Have you seen the Fireworks packages for sale in your local Walmart yet?Starting this year, New Yorkers can finally buy certain types of fireworks!  Wow!

No, you can't rush out and stock up on the major Fourth of July style fireworks, but we can by the sparkling type!  The new law taking effect this year will allow certain types of sparklers to be sold in New York!  The Sparklers sold in New York are referred to as sparkling devices defined as ground based, they will not be launched into the sky.

Only 24 counties in New York State have accepted the new law.  The counties in the capital region include Saratoga, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Greene, Washington, Warren, Fulton, and Montgomery.

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New Yorkers will be able to purchase the sparklers only on certain dates.  Those dates include June 1 through July 5 and December 26 through January 2.  Retalers wishing to sell the sparkling devices need to register for a permit, and you must be 18 years old to buy them!

Please please please be careful when you use them.  They are still fireworks!