- Associated Press - Monday, February 13, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) - One of Maine’s biggest Independence Day events remains without a home.

The Morning Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/2kJyNU0 ) Fairfield rejected a formal proposal to host the Winslow Family 4th of July Celebration and event organizers haven’t yet submitted another proposal.

The multi-day festival attracts tens of thousands of people each year with parades, live music, contests and fireworks.

Tensions between Winslow and the group’s organizers have grown amid rising costs including fees for police coverage. Organizers have struggled to raise money to cover the event, which costs between $50,000 and $60,000.

Winslow officials say the group must pay thousands in outstanding bills for it to host the festival again.

The volunteer group is now considering Clinton as a possible host. Town officials there say many details must still be ironed out.

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