4th of July Blast in Ocean Pines

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The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department will once again host a 4th of July fireworks celebration at Veterans Memorial Park on Route 589 and Cathell Road.   From the Ocean Pines Association: The event this year is scheduled from 5-8:45 p.m. on Monday, July 4, with carnival games, dry slides and bounce houses for…

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Fire Officials: Don’t Blow It With Fireworks Safety

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The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Delawareans to play it safe as Independence Day approaches.Most consumer fireworks are illegal to possess and use. Also, sparklers and other novelty items may be set off on July 4th only.Fireworks that launch into the air and explode are illegal in The First State. Firecrackers and bottle rockets…

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Visiting The Beach? Advice: Arrive Early, Stay Late

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Motorists traveling to or through Maryland over Independence Day weekend should be prepared to share the roadways with plenty of other drivers… as well as pedestrians and cyclists. The Maryland State Highway Administration said Thursday that non-emergency lane and shoulder closures in high-volume areas will be suspended between Friday and Wednesday. MDOT SHA plans to deploy…

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Laurel Fireworks Postponed Until July 10th

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The Town of Laurel’s Independence Day fireworks festivities will be delayed. The fireworks company Pyrotecnico said due to unforeseen circumstances, this Saturday’s fireworks display must be postponed.After trying to fulfill the original date, the town said Pyrotecnico has committed to having an extended fireworks spectacular in Laurel Saturday, July 10th. Fireworks will launch that night…

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Friday Is A Holiday For Many; Lots Of Traffic Expected

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As Independence Day falls on a Saturday, today is being widely observed as a holiday. Many local and state government offices and services will be closed. Just one example: Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including Recreation and Parks, will be closed today. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers (HOCCs) will be closed Saturday, July…

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DNREC Promotes Alcohol-Free Boating Over Holiday Weekend

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DNREC’s Natural Resources Police say they’ll take active participation in “Operation Dry Water” over the Independence Day holiday weekend, aimed at enforcing the law and preventing alcohol and drug-related boating accidents and fatalities. Over the July 5-7 weekend, Fish & Wildlife NRP officers will increase their presence in Delaware’s waterways to educate boaters on the…

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Delaware Troopers Urge Caution Ahead of 4th of July

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As we approach the Independence Day holiday on July 4th, the Delaware State Police is sending a happy holiday to residents and visitors, but is also issuing a public safety message. Troopers say they will be focusing on deterring, tracking, targeting and arresting impaired drivers to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on state highways.…

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