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Fireworks legalization bill 2011
  • Published
    December 19, 2011

    Camden proposes fireworks ban

    Camden citizens will have an opportunity to weigh in on a proposal to prohibit the sale or use of consumer fireworks at a public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 20. A special town meeting, immediately following the hearing, will seek a vote on that ordinance. The proposal sets out fines ranging from a minimum of $200 for using consumer fireworks to a maximum of $1,000 for second and subsequent violations of selling ...

  • Published
    December 7, 2011

    Fireworks scheduled for next Camden Select Board meeting

    Fireworks will be on the agenda at a public hearing and vote during the next meeting of the Camden Select Board on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The board unanimously agreed to present citizens with a draft ordinance for their consideration at a special town meeting on that date. Preceding the regular board meeting Dec. 6, and continuing after that meeting's adjournment, Select Board members met with town attorney ...

  • Published
    February 8, 2011

    Fire chiefs lend cool reception to relaxing fireworks law

    Midcoast fire chiefs are generally not in favor of a bill now generating debate across the state to loosen consumer prohibitions on fireworks, such as firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, bombs, rockets, wheels and other fireworks. The proposed legislation, LD 83, "An Act To Legalize the Sale, Possession and Use of Fireworks," has been referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public ...

  • Published
    February 8, 2011


    A statewide debate is under way about a proposed bill before the Maine Legislature to remove a prohibition on the sale and use of consumer fireworks. It also establishes licensing protocol for sellers of fireworks. The thought of its sponsor — Rep. Douglas Damon, R-Bangor; and cosponsors, Sen. Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, and Reps. Paul Bennett, R-Kennebunk, David Johnson, R-Eddington, Aaron Libby, R-Waterbo...

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