Fireworks spectacular under threat from cuts
With winter still upon Long Islanders, the July 4th holiday seems like an eternity away, but many residents are beginning to worry the annual fireworks spectacular at Jones Beach will be canceled this year because of state budget cuts.
The state has proposed $29 million in cuts to the state park system, which would be added on to a reduction of services put in place last year. George Gorman, the deputy regional director for state parks, says a plan is being formulated and everything is on the table.
"At this point, it does look like some programs services and parks will be reduced and or closed," which could affect the fireworks show, Gorman says.