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Amherst joins South Hadley in moving July 4th events to Saturday

The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the fields behind McGuirk Alumni Stadium, with fireworks scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m.

Amherst is one of several communities that have moved events to Saturday, when the weather is expected to be sunny and in the mid-80s. South Hadley announced Wednesday it would move its holiday fireworks celebration at the Michael E. Smith Middle School from Thursday to Saturday. The event begins at 6 p.m., with fireworks scheduled at 9:30 p.m.

And Springfield has canceled the entertainment before the fireworks during its Star Spangled Springfield event scheduled for Friday. Fireworks are still scheduled at 9:30 p.m., and food vendors in Riverfront Park will open at 7 p.m.

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