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Top 5 LI Now posts of the week

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5. Town steps in to save village’s fireworks

The Town of Oyster Bay has stepped in to save a local village’s annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration, which had been canceled because of budget constraints. Massapequa Park leaders had decided to cease the traditional display at Mansfield Park, saying the $22,000 cost was hard to justify after a year with employee layoffs.

4. Renovated boardwalk opens in Port Jefferson

The renovated Harbor Walk West along Port Jefferson Harbor has reopened. The project included renovating the boardwalk and lot west of the Port Jefferson Ferry. The decking was replaced and the parking lot repaved, Brookhaven Town officials said.

3. B-29 bomber set to arrive on LI

The world’s last operational B-29 bomber is scheduled to arrive Thursday at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport in advance of this weekend’s Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.

2. State expands shellfish warning

Add carnivorous snails and parts of blue claw crabs and lobsters to the list of marine life in Huntington and western Shinnecock Bay that the state has warned against eating because of the possible presence of a potentially fatal neurotoxin.

1. A ‘sick’ ride in Bethpage air show plane

Lt. Col. John Klatt said he was going to start easy in the two-person Extra 300L aerobatic plane. Though the idea was to show me first-hand what his performances are like, he wanted to take baby steps before subjecting me to upside-down tailspins and loops. Turns out, I didn’t make it very far.

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