NEW GLOUCESTER — The Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 Monday to send an ordinance banning the sale of fireworks in town to an attorney for review.

John Randall of the town Public Safety Committee brought the ban request before the board. It would bar all sales except to a person who has a fireworks display permit from the state.

“While a majority of the committee supports banning the use of fireworks completely or at a minimum curtailing their usage to certain times or days, we also know that this would be unenforceable due to the lack of our own police department or contracted law enforcement,” Randall wrote to the board.

Selectmen Linda Chase and Josh McHenry voted not to support the ban, because it would restrict legal business.

In other business Monday, seven residents who are World War II veterans will be sent a letter of appreciation for their service to the country from the New Gloucester Historical Society. The letters will coincide with Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

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