Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Are you still planning to go see the annual fireworks show at Plains Park July 3 or have the increased security measures turned you off from attending this year?
As we reported last week, security will be tight this year at the finale to the Danvers Family Festival -- the July 3 fireworks show that draws thousands from all over the region -- and there will be a number of restrictions imposed on the public. Those measures include installing a fence around the perimeter of Plains Park and not allowing festival-goers to mark their spot early in the day with a blanket and chairs. Nearly every personal item carried into the park will be subject to close scrutiny by law enforcement and no bicycles will be allowed in either. There are several other restrictions, which you can read about in more detail here. The added security comes in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing in April. So what do you think…
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
There are a number of restrictions that will be put in place and more law enforcement agents on duty July 3 for the fireworks.
Security will be greatly increased at this year's Danvers Family Festival in light of heightened awareness of possible threats in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Selectman Gardner Trask, who is a board member for the festival, released a statement at Tuesday's selectmen meeting that outlines the changes festival-goers should expect July 3 when they head to Plains Park for the fireworks display. "There are realities we need to deal with today and we’ve taken reasonable steps to make sure those...are addressed," he said and confirmed to reporters later that the heightened measures were a result of the Boston bombing. He said that, really, there has been a heightened awareness and sensitivity to the possibility of terrorist attacks …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Did you miss the Fireworks? Check out the photo gallery and video.
The annual Fireworks Festival, the grand finale to the two-week Family Festival took place on Tuesday July 5, after postponement due to weather on July 3. Over 40,000 people watched the fireworks from Plains Park, Pope's Landing, and more. Danvers Idol Winner 2011 Melissa Mills performed along with various local musicians before the fireworks began.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Eleven arrests were made over Fourth of July weekend and 23 incidents of fireworks were reported.
The following is an excerpt from the Danvers Police Department Log from Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4. Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Fireworks festivities, a new column coming soon, and more you need to know today, July 5.
Here are five things you need to know in Danvers, today, July 5: 1. The Fireworks Festival that was postponed on Sunday is taking place tonight starting at 7 p.m. at Plains Park. There will be local musicians, a Patriotic Program, and a performance from this year's Danvers Idol winner before the fireworks begin around 9 p.m. 2. Remember: The highway at Rt. 35 on High Street is still under construction, so traffic after the fireworks may be more congested than previous years. The town reminds drivers to be patient and be particularly cognizant of pedestrians walking. 3. The monthly Epilepsy Support Group is taking place tonight at Beverly Hospital in the Garden Conference Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Those with epilepsy and those who live …