The is stepping in to save the annual Independence Day fireworks display in Massapequa Park.
The popular event was going to be a casualty of a tight village budget until Supervisor John Venditto got involved last month, said village Mayor James Altadonna.
At Tuesday night's town board meeting in Oyster Bay, the board voted unanimously to fund this year's event. The cost to the town is about $22,000, Venditto said at the meeting.
The fireworks show is scheduled to take place on Walker Street with a tentative date of Friday July 1.
For Long Islanders who love July 4th fireworks, the decision comes at a good time. For the second year in a row, the state has cancelled its annual fireworks display at Jones Beach State Park.
Tuesday's meeting was dominated by events honoring young people in the Town of Oyster Bay, including several honored as Kids of Distinction.
Patch will have a full report on these kids and their accomplishments in Wednesday's editions.