Latest Fourth of July News

Vermont city to hold fireworks; Dartmouth grads get 2 guests

Jun. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: VERMONT The annual Independence Day celebration is returning to Vermont’s largest city. Burlington expects thousands of people to gather...

100 years strong: Musicians still jumping on Minot bandwagon

Jun. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Minot City Band has been together and entertaining people for many years. This year the band is celebrating its centennial along with Roosevelt Park Zoo’s Community Centennial Celebration planned for Saturday, Aug. 7, in the zoo. ...

Boston Pops July Fourth live show returning, with changes

Jun. 11, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops traditional Fourth of July live show is returning this year but with some significant changes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday. Instead of holding the show on the banks of the Charles River in Boston, the Pops will play in...

Macy's July Fourth fireworks show will be back this year

Jun. 10, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show will return to New York City this year after the pandemic forced changes to the celebration in 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. “This is really great, a tremendous sign of the rebirth of New...

Sales pitch summer? Dems aim to showcase virus relief effort

Jun. 10, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

MAIDENS, Va. (AP) — When Sherry Brockenbrough and her family opened a distillery on a leafy vista overlooking the James River on March 5, 2020, the coronavirus still seemed like a distant threat. But in the coming weeks, Hill Top Distillery faced the kind of barriers...

The Latest: Pot-for-shots plan stumbles in Washington state

Jun. 09, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE — Washington state’s new “joints for jabs” vaccination incentive program is off to a rough start. Seeking to get more people to get the coronavirus shots, officials announced this week that the state’s nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin...

Mini Lady Liberty statue heads to US for July 4 celebrations

Jun. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A replica of the Statue of Liberty, smaller but based on the original plaster cast of its big sister on Liberty Island, a gift from France, was given a sendoff Monday before a trip to the United States where it will be displayed for Independence Day. The...

Some Rhode Island hospitals ease visitation rules

Jun. 08, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and The Miriam Hospital are loosening some of their visitation rules as the number of new coronavirus cases in the state continues to fall. The hospitals, all operated by Lifespan, announced...

Some Vermont towns cancel July Fourth celebrations

Jun. 07, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — As Vermont comes out of the pandemic, some towns think it's still too soon to gather for July Fourth celebrations. That’s even as Gov. Phil Scott has said he will lift all pandemic precautions in Vermont by the Fourth of July or sooner if 80%...

Maine reports fewest COVID-19 cases in nearly 8 months

Jun. 07, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Health authorities in Maine, one of the most vaccinated states in the nation, on Monday reported the fewest number of new COVID-19 cases since last fall. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 30 new cases of the virus. It...