WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Get 2 limited-edition podcast mugs when you make a sustaining gift of $8 or more per month today!

Firecrackers Now Legal (And For Sale) In New Hampshire

fireworks_1_1.jpg
Samantha Fogel
/

Last Friday, Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill to legalize firecrackers in New Hampshire.  They are now for sale at licensed fireworks dealers in the state.

Champny’s Fireworks in Bow is stocked floor to ceiling with every type of fireworks imaginable. Now that firecrackers have been legalized, they can fully round out their stock and gear up for the 4th of July.

Firecrackers might be smaller than fireworks, but it's their loud cracking noise that gives them their name- and what makes them so appealing.

Owner Deborah Colby says firecrackers actually pose more safety concerns, and she's been talking to her customers about that.

Firecrackers are still illegal in Massachusetts, so New Hampshire fireworks retailers should expect to see some out of state customers this weekend.  

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.