In an effort to broaden the number of locals we can reach in conducting our weekly “Heard on the Street” polls, The Republican Journal is taking to the web to offer up our questions and find out what our readers think.

This week’s question is: Since many types of fireworks are now legal in Maine, how do you expect the expanded use will affect Fourth of July celebrations?

Those interested in weighing in are invited to send us your comments — including your name, town of residence and a photo of yourself — to