AUGUSTA – Maine Gov. Paul LePage will tour a fireworks store in Scarbouroguh today at 2 p.m.
LePage is set to visit, Phantom Fireworks in Scarborough, a store, that's part of a national consumer fireworks company with over 1,200 outlets nationwide, according to a release issued by LePage's office Monday.
State Fire Marshal Joe Thomas will join LePage to discuss fireworks safety for the coming Independence Day holiday. Receiving the Governor will be Phantom Fireworks’ Vice President, William Weimer.
Since state lawmakers legalized consumer fireworks in Maine last year, eight stores have opened in seven towns across the state, with two more expected to open soon, the release stated.
LePage, Weimer and Thomas are all expected to make brief comments joining the men will be members of the Scarborough Town Council, local officials, the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation, the local Chamber of Commerce, as well as representatives from the local fire departments.