BANGOR, Maine — City police received very few fireworks-related complaints over the Independence Day weekend, according to Sgt. Tim Cotton.

Cotton said in an email Tuesday that Bangor police received about 20 fireworks-related complaints between Friday and Monday night.

That led to warnings being issued, the sergeant said, but nobody was charged.

Bangor enacted an ordinance banning the sale and use of fireworks in the city in 2011, despite a state law making them legal. The ordinance allows the display of fireworks with a permit. The penalty for violating the ordinance is a fine of $100 to $1,000.

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