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Rained out in Patchogue

Jan 01, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

The threat of heavy rain and strong winds prompted Patchogue officials to cancel the village's New Year's Eve celebration Monday night.

"It wouldn't have been the safest situation," said David Kennedy, executive director of the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, a sponsor of the event dubbed Midnight on Main.

He said event planners made the decision Monday morning after discussing the dangers that high winds and fireworks posed to participants.

The National Weather Service in Upton...