While many towns and businesses have decided to open further and make more activities available this summer, the Town of Amherst has a different idea.

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According to a report by WKBW-TV, Town officials have decided to cancel the 4th of July fireworks show for this year due to continued worries surrounding the lingering effects of COVID-19 in Western New York.

This marks the 2nd year in a row that Amherst has cancelled the popular fireworks show that takes place near Lake Lasalle, which is on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

The decision, which was confirmed to WKBW by Town of Amherst Chief of Staff Joe McMahon, was followed by a commitment that the fireworks show that typically draws thousands of people from around the county would return in 2022.

While the Town of Amherst has decided to cancel its fireworks display, there are other communities in Western New York that are preparing to try and have a more normal 4th of July in 2021. The Town of Tonawanda has announced that it is currently planning to hold its fireworks show on July 2nd, while the Towns of Orchard Park and Grand Island are going to hold their 4th of July parades.

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