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Speaking of fireworks, in my book, Independence Day is not complete without some amateur pyrotechnics. Unless you know a guy who knows a guy, this means taking a little trip to New Hampshire. Just get on Route 7 and start driving until you hit Brattleboro. Cross the river and you're in the land of Live Free Or Die ---or in this case, Where Fireworks Are Legal. Head south to Hinsdale and you'll find Atlas Fireworks or Phantom Fireworks, purveyors of fine explosive devices. Remember: fireworks are illegal in New York, so don't bring any back with you.