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Are post-Independence Day fireworks making your neighborhood sound like a war zone?

Do you feel fireworks laws in your state and community are too lax or not stringently enforced?

Or do you enjoy blasting off fireworks long after Independence Day? If so, why?

Feel free to blast off a letter to the editor on this topic. Submissions will be published in upcoming editions of The Times and

Please send your letters of 150 words or less to, including your first and last name, city/town of residence and a phone number where we can contact you to verify the letters. Your phone number will not be published.

Deadline for receipt of the letters is July 18.



Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.