Comments for: Newport residents to decide fate of fireworks

Posted Sept. 06, 2012, at 5:18 p.m.

NEWPORT | Newport’s Board of Selectmen will let the voters decide whether or not to allow the use of fireworks in town. At a public hearing last month, several residents complained about the noise from fireworks use. Some said fireworks were shot off near their homes late at night …

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  • Anonymous

    Fireworks used to be a 4th July thing. This opening of several fireworks stores in Maine has me baffled. It is expensive for what ya get out of it.

    • Anonymous

       the ones here in Scarborough have been pretty much empty since the 4th of July. 

  • Anonymous

    I have a ‘friend’ who is a real estate broker. That person  made a list of Maine communities where fireworks are legal and where fireworks are banned.  The properties in banned communities,the selling prices are going a tad up. The legal fireworks communities, price reduced.

    • Anonymous

      Does putting friend in quotations mean you really don’t have a friend?

      I’m thinking your hatred of fireworks and the people that use them would be cause for you to make things up.

    • Anonymous

       Seems like your “friend” might just have information that the BDN would like in order to do a story on the fact. That is if it is a fact……………..

      • Anonymous

        Did you read how there is an increase of Maine homes being sold this year, but, the prices of the homes are not going UP.  When its a seller’s market, prices are suppose to go UP. That means something is wrong. 

        People are desperately selling out of the pro-fireworks communities, buyers will buy from them,but they are not going to pay top dollar.

        Real estate companies are the ones profiting. Real Estate companies gave tens of thousands of dollars to lobby for the legalization of fireworks in Maine.

        I am the only one in Maine  smart enough to connect the dots.

        • Anonymous

           Skow, I think maybe your tin foil hat is a bit tight. Are you sure the government men aren’t out in the woods behind your house watching ya?

  • Anonymous

    Another business that will have to move just across the town line in order to do business. Means a loss of taxes plus a loss of a business. Way to go Newport…………………….

  • Anonymous

    This law was designed to have fireworks outlawed in many communities. All the state wants is the tax revenue. In the end, we’ll be back to where we were for years-except those who want fireworks can buy them somewhere in Maine. 

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