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Kennebunkport Residents Vote to Ban Consumer Fireworks

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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Maine Audubon is pleased to report that Kennebunkport residents have voted overwhelmingly (550 to 254, more than a 2-to-1 margin) to enact a ban on the sale and use of consumer fireworks in the town. This is good news for endangered piping plovers, whose nests on southern Maine beaches took a major hit a couple of weeks ago during a recent heavy rain storm, which also coincided with astronomical high tides. In York County, where a majority of Maine’s 43 known pairs of piping plovers make their nests, Kennebunkport joins neighboring Old Orchard Beach and Biddeford in enacting local fireworks bans.

Certificate of Election – Town of Kennebunkport June 12, 2012