Fireworks in Maine 

Republican Sen. Walter Gooley of Farmington wants to make fireworks legal in Maine. Gooley says he knows fireworks can cause injury and start fires, but he believes it would be better to regulate the sale of fireworks because people are buying them elsewhere and bringing them to Maine illegally.Gooley faces opposition from Fire Marshal John Dean. Dean says that even with a law banning fireworks, there have been 45 fires tied to fireworks since 2000 in Maine.As it stands, five states ban all fireworks. Another five, including Maine, allow sparklers.