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.