Weather threat postpones East Providence Fourth fireworks

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Tropical Storm Arthur, slowly moving in the Atlantic Ocean up the east coast towards New England, is already playing havoc with planned Fourth of July events, including the annual fireworks display in East Providence at Pierce Memorial Field Thursday evening, July 3.

With heavy rain and other severe weather related to the storm expected, including possibly hail, the annual event has been postponed by the Recreation Department, rescheduled for Saturday evening, July 5. Gates will open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Rec Department at 401-435-7511.

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