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Jones Beach fireworks could return

The July Fourth fireworks show is held at

The July Fourth fireworks show is held at Jones Beach in Wantagh on July 4, 2009. Credit: Newsday / Ana P. Gutierrez

 There's a chance that federal funds could return the July 4 fireworks show to Jones Beach, as well as finance significant renovations there and at other state parks, according to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Schumer, at Jones Beach State Park Monday with State Parks Commissioner Carol Ash, announced the effort as part of Congress' new energy bill, which will include a provision to increase the amount given states from the 45-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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