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Provincetown officials, trying to keep peace, ignite firestorm

Anger after selectmen cancel July 4 fireworks

On July 7, 2005, Provincetown resident Nathaniel Walsh described the near riot scene he witnessed following the Fourth of July fireworks a few nights before.
On July 7, 2005, Provincetown resident Nathaniel Walsh described the near riot scene he witnessed following the Fourth of July fireworks a few nights before. (Cape Cod Times Photo / Elisha Page) Cape Cod Times Photo / Elisha Page
By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / March 4, 2006

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Certain things are just not to be messed with in Provincetown. There's the right of drag queens to roller-skate through the center of town blowing kisses, the special New England brand of democracy known as Town Meeting, and the more-than-half-century tradition of July Fourth fireworks. (Full article: 737 words)

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