Fate of Stamford fireworks to be revealed

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STAMFORD — Residents will learn Friday the fate of the city’s Independence Day fireworks show, which Mayor David Martin threatened to cancel this spring after the Board of Finance chopped $3 million from his proposed operating budget.

The summer pyrotechnic display has been in constant danger since the economic recession. Former Mayor Michael Pavia cancelled the show for three consecutive years, lighting up Stamford skies only during his last summer in office after securing private funding from corporate sponsors.

The mayor will announce his plans for this summer’s fireworks at an 11 a.m. news conference at the Government Center Friday. Check back for updates.

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