State parks on LI threatened under cuts

Jones Beach State Park July Fourth fireworks are

Jones Beach State Park
July Fourth fireworks are canceled because of a shortage of park police officers due to budget cuts. Zachs Bay swimming area at Jones Beach is to remain open through Labor Day instead of closing Aug. 16, thanks to a Citibank grant.The status of the pitch-and-putt golf course at Jones Beach is still up in the air.
(Credit: Newsday File / Ana P. Gutierrez / July 2009)

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The state has threatened to close or reduce services at these LI parks to help offset the $29-million state parks budget reduction proposed by the governor.

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