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January 9, 2013

Effort emerges to reverse fireworks ban

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O’Hara, a beach property owner, filed his first citizen’s petition to reverse the ban for last year’s warrant. But his initial effort was foiled when voters at last year’s deliberative Town Meeting session, using word changes, nullified the petition by almost a two to one margin.

Trying again this year, O’Hara’s petition has been certified, meaning his has at least the 25 signatures of registered Seabrook voters to put the petition on this year’s Town Meeting Warrant.

At the Community Center, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, voters can debate this issue once more at the deliberative session of Town Meeting, along with the nearly 40 other questions on the warrant. Voters can cast their vote at the polls for all the issues on the warrant on Tuesday, March 12.

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