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Fireworks back in Pottstown for the Fourth of July

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Fireworks are back for the Fourth of July in Pottstown after a two-year absence, according to Independence Day Ltd., the committee organizing the festivities. The fireworks will be shot off in Memorial Park, King and Manatawny streets, beginning at 10 p.m. The show is expected to last 25 minutes. Spectators are welcome to view the show in a designated safety area of the park. The Fourth of July committee has contracted with Fireworks Extravaganza, Rochelle Park, N.J., the same company that hosted the last fireworks show in Pottstown in 2012. "It is a special Fourth of July show," said Marcia…

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Interview: Macy’s Fireworks Show Director Previews This Year’s Show

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Pride and patriotism will be on display in six days. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show is back to rumble in the skies over New York City in the 39th annual celebration Saturday. Set over the East River, the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display will extend to two locations this year — at the South Street Seaport and between Manhattan’s 23rd and 37th streets. Amy Kule, executive producer of the show, stopped by the CBS2 studios to talk about the details. This year’s show is titled “Brave.” “We’re really going to give a salute to…

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Athens among first communities in the state to get fireworks store under new law

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Athens is among the first communities in Georgia getting a fireworks store, as retailers waste no time taking advantage of a new law, effective July 1, allowing the sale of firecrackers, bottle rockets and other large fireworks in the state. Only sparklers and other non-explosive fireworks can now be sold in Georgia. The office of the state Safety Fire Commissioner is processing more than 200 applications for fireworks sales licenses, a spokeswoman said Thursday. There is a backlog in processing those licenses, she said, as the state waits for required paperwork from a number of those applicants. Jake’s Fireworks, which…

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