Towns west of Boston party like it’s 1776
At first blush, July Fourth celebrations may seem all the same: fireworks, parades, cookouts. But there are all kinds of ways to observe Independence Day in area communities. You can choose among concerts, footraces, games, picnics, historical reenactments, even a ride on a firetruck — all without traveling far from home. You can even choose which day to start (and end) the party.