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N.H. Can Now Celebrate the 4th With Firecrackers

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If this Fourth of July is sounding noisier to you, you’re not wrong. This is the first Fourth of July in more than a decade that people can legally buy firecrackers in New Hampshire.

"Fireworks Over the Border” in Seabrook is located across from the beach and just a few feet from the Massachusetts border where fireworks are illegal…so the business gets a lot of foot traffic.

But this year employee Greg Rizzo says they got to add one more item to their supply: firecrackers. And they sell six different kinds of them. So far this holiday weekend, they’ve sold dozens.

“Makes us a little bit more competitive with the other states around that have firecrackers legal like Maine. So folks won’t necessarily go to Maine for a product and then buy other fireworks,” Rizzo said.

Firecrackers make a loud cracking sound. They’re legal in more than 20 states nationwide.

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