Facebook Fireworks Fight to Move to Town Green

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Fatima Kelley

Some residents of Middletown and beyond took their fight to save the city's Fourth of July fireworks to Facebook through a "We want fireworks in Middletown in 2010" page, and now they are taking the fight to the town green.

The Common Council decided to eliminate fireworks to save $65,000, the Middletown Press reported last month.

Around June 15, the Facebook page was created and 324 people had joined as of Wednesday. The latest development in the fight is a "Save the fireworks meeting," planned for Thursday night at 7 p.m. on the town green.

From the wall posts, it seems that members know there are no guarantees that posting a comment on Facebook will bring fireworks on the Fourth, especially since it is coming up so soon, but that the page is a way to show that there is support out there.

So far, there are no plans to re-instate the celebration.

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