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Police publicize parking rules for Fourth of July

Parade set to begin at 11 a.m.
By Tanya Mitchell | Jul 03, 2012
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Searsport — Police are encouraging those who plan to come view the fireworks display Wednesday night, July 4, to heed the temporary parking restrictions that will be imposed that night to ensure all will have a safe holiday.

Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the fireworks display is set to begin at about 9 p.m., and those who attend will not be permitted to park vehicles at Mosman Park. Water, Mosman, Elm, Howard and Cross Streets will all be closed to parking, LaHaye said.

"Entrance can be gained by walking," said the chief.

LaHaye said those streets and the area around the park would be barricaded off between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

Parking will be limited to the right hand sides of Norris Street and Steamboat Avenue, said LaHaye.

LaHaye said the only vehicles that would be allowed to park vehicles at the park are those that carry handicap placards.

Spectators are invited to park in the public parking lot on Goodell Street (across from Tozier's Family Market), at the RSU 20 Special Services Office on the Mortland Road as well as at Searsport District High and Middle School.

Police are also advising those who plan to park on private property to contact the property owner for permission before doing so.

The annual Fourth of July parade is set to begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the line-up beginning at about 10:30 a.m. on Norris Street. The parade will come from Norris Street, up Main Street and end at the public safety building.

Those with questions may contact the Searsport Police Department at 548-2304.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Tanya Mitchell | Jul 06, 2012 09:36

Good morning, all. We learned late yesterday that the fireworks will be taking place Friday (tonight) at 9 p.m.

Posted by: Susan M Totman | Jul 04, 2012 19:12

the rain date shown on Facebook is the 7th, but still no announcement if they are going to postpone. Camden and Thomaston both have already due to fog. I guess we have to wait and see...

Posted by: Paul Sheridan | Jul 04, 2012 08:23

"About 9 p.m., Fireworks will take place in Mosman Park (Rain Date Saturday, July 7). Roads to the park will be closed to vehicles starting at 5:30 p.m."

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Posted by: ed Gworek | Jul 04, 2012 08:02

Does anyone know if there is a "rain date" for the fireworks? Thank you

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