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Posted 6/23/21

July 4 fireworks display planned A local nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of an Army veteran from Cranston is planning a Fourth of July fireworks display at the Atwood Avenue softball field. The display will begin at 9 p.m. on Independence

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July 4 fireworks display planned

A local nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of an Army veteran from Cranston is planning a Fourth of July fireworks display at the Atwood Avenue softball field.

The display will begin at 9 p.m. on Independence Day, according to a press release from Cranston Cares and its founder, Justin Erickson. It is the first community event for the organization, which is dedicated to the late Sgt. Adam DeCiccio, who passed away in December.

“This Fourth of July, we are going to come together to celebrate our community, honor our heroes, and commemorate our nation’s birth after a very challenging year for our community and our country,” Erickson said in the statement.

The City Council’s Safety Services and Licensing Committee recently approved a license for the event. The Cranston Cares release highlights a number of sponsors for the fireworks display, including Nardolillo Funeral Home, BORI Graphix, the St. Mary’s Feast Society, Freeway Carwash & Laundry, Cushman Landscaping, Elmwood Sports, Northeastern Tree, Mike Lombardi Injury Law, National Gold, Soul Source Restoration, Desmarais Plumbing, Carpionato Group, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Evergreen Turf Management, Newport Lemonade, Allstate Lock, Joe & Son’s Service Inc., Northwestern Mutual, 39 West Restaurant, the Dumpster Company & John Galego, the Thirsty Beaver, Century 21 and Taylor Swanson, Allstate Insurance, Innovation Fitness, and Action Public Adjusters and Cesar Loaiza.

Fenton-Fung selected for fellowship

State Rep. Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung (R-Dist. 15, Cranston) has been chosen to attend the 2021 Council of State Governments Eastern Leadership Fellowship in Philadelphia, which is held in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels School of Government.

Fenton-Fung is one of 30 officials from East Coast states to be chosen for the nonpartisan program, according to a statement.

“Fellows are selected for their leadership potential, consensus-building skills, dedication to public service, and commitment to improving government institutions,” the statement reads. This year’s program “will focus on regional public policies,” it continues, “including transportation, health care and education.”

“To be bestowed this honor in my first year in the legislature is humbling,” Fenton-Fung said in a statement. “I look forward to learning from some of the best and brightest in state government and bringing home some new ideas to help jumpstart our state.”

-- Daniel Kittredge

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