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Jones Beach Fireworks Show to Return this Independence Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jones Beach State Park is quickly regaining its appeal as the place to be to celebrate the holidays on Long Island.After bringing back the popular Jones Beach Holiday Lights Spectacular last year, New York State announced that the famous fireworks show at the iconic South Shore beach is also returning after a five-year hiatus. The July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, which once drew thousands of revelers from Long Island and around the region, will be on full display this Independence Day.“What better place to celebrate America’s birthday than at one of the most iconic and landmark state destinations,” said Rose Harvey, commissioner of the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement announcing the event’s return, said his administration was “proud” to revive the tradition—once a staple event for LI families. Jones Beach last hosted the dazzling pyrotechnic event in 2009. The show was cancelled in 2010 due to monetary and staffing constraints.The announced revival comes days after Jones Beach held its annual Bethpage Air Show, which featured stunt pilots performing impressive aerobatic maneuvers as revelers looked on from the beach. Hundreds of thousands attended the two-day event.Astoria Bank will sponsor this year’s fireworks show, officials said.Jones Beach itself is in the middle of a multimillion-dollar revitalization project. New bathrooms in Field 6 were installed just in time for the air show and the central mall’s mosaic was refurbished for the first time in three decades. The show’s revival is part of a state plan to invest $900 million in the state parks system by 2020.The 30-minute fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.last_img read more

Dominica leading Caribbean islands in “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” Program

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 103 Views   one comment LocalNews Dominica leading Caribbean islands in “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” Program by: – May 13, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Landfill Manager at the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, Mr. Marcus Francis. Photo credit: GIS NewsDominica may be leading other Caribbean countries in the “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” Program. Landfill Manager at the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation Marcus Francis said during a press conference held recently that other countries may not be as advanced as Dominica.“Dominica from just discussing with other islands, is perhaps a step ahead in the “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” program because we call all other islands to find out what they are doing and to see how they are doing certain items and we are finding out that in many cases they do not have the the time of program and they are not as advanced as we are. Solid Waste is about taking the lead and we are moving in that direction because we see value in it. In fact in the future the Corporation may be able to do some financial analysis of the reduce, reuse, recycle program and may be able to present to you in the future monetary values of investing in a recycle program, investing in this new philosophy and when you look at it you will realize that it was worth the effort.”Earlier this year The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation and Muller Concept a recycling firm from California signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the recycling of Solid Waste from Dominica with the theme “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse.”Muller Concepts agreed to recycle all plastic material, cardboards, paper and scrap metal from Dominica. The initiative will reduce the volume of waste disposed of at the Fond Cole Sanitary Landfill, reduce public health risk and protect the environmental integrity of the island. The collection, storage and disposal efforts of this initiative will target schools, householders and public and private businesses who are generators of waste. A programme for proper collection of recyclable items from these waste generators will be launched with a pilot programme in the Bath Estate/Elmshall area.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more