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Newington fireworks display postponed indefinitely due to rise in COVID-19 cases

The "Life. Be in it. Extravaganza Fireworks" was set for Friday.

NEWINGTON, Conn. — The Newington Parks and Recreation Department has indefinitely canceled its firework displayed.

According to a Facebook post on Monday, the department said the decision was due to the recent rise in recorded COVID-19 cases.

The fireworks display was originally supposed to be part of Newington's "Life. Be in it. Extravaganza" on July 17 but was postponed due to severe weather and flash flood warning.

The fireworks display was set for Friday.

"The Newington Parks and Recreation Department will reschedule the fireworks display when it is safe to do so," the department said.

Hartford County is included in a list of virus-spreading hotspots in Connecticut, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

"It’s a day-by-day decision so we’re really just looking for the numbers to come back down we’re hopeful that the spike is just a temporary thing and those numbers will come right back down," said Newington Mayor Beth DelBuono. 

Due to the rise in COVID-19 recorded cases, this Friday's Life. Be in it. Extravaganza Fireworks display has been...

Posted by Newington Parks and Recreation on Monday, August 2, 2021

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