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Sparks are flying (and selling, too) on every corner

June 29, 2014

CUMBERLAND – The white tents have gone up around the area and fireworks display companies are now ready to sell you anything you need to celebrate the Fourth of July, so long as it doesn’t shoot up into the air or explode.

The tents were already operating along Mendon Road on Sunday and selling the products allowed under Rhode Island’s fireworks law, and also under the setup rules it also contains for electrical inspections, fire prevention equipment and exit and no-smoking signage.

Fabius Muntean of Woonsocket, working the Keystone fireworks tent in front of the Cumberland Village plaza Sunday afternoon, said it took a little bit of work and time to get the tent set up and inspected, but he now expects to be busy selling display products through July 5.

“It’s fireworks, but we have nothing that explodes,” he said while explaining the taxable business allowed under the General Assembly law passed a couple of years ago.

Full story appears on page A1 of Monday's Times and Monday's Call.

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