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Wakefield cancels most Fourth of July events


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WAKEFIELD — Fourth of July organizers in Wakefield confirmed Friday that the city’s hometown picnic, 50/50 fundraising and highly celebrated “Lightning on the Lake” fireworks have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“It was a very tough decision — something that I don’t think anyone was happy to do,” said Mayor Dale White while speaking for the Fireworks Committee, which sponsors those events.

According to Ann Marie Cooney, who heads the town’s separate Fourth of July Committee, the fate of Wakefield’s parades and street dance were expected to b...

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