You may have noticed certain types of fireworks and sparklers for sale in stores around western New York. It's not contraband -- it's legal.

This is all because of a recent change to New York state law regarding the sale of fireworks. WGRZ explains:

"The state law, however, still limits the sale to two distinct periods each year: Before the Fourth of July and before New Year's Eve.

Permanent retailers like groceries and convenience stores are allowed to sell the sparkling devices from June 1 to July 5 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 each year.

Temporary retailers — firework sellers who set up tents or stands — can sell from June 20 to July 5 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 1."

Here's a database of all retailers where you can purchase fireworks in New York.

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