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DDC Director Elaborates on Decision to Cancel New Year’s Celebration

December 31st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

As a result of the COVID-19 restrictions on crowd size and large gatherings, it was announced earlier this month that there will be no New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Cumberland tonight. For more than a decade the city has been ringing in the new year with a ball drop and fireworks at midnight, but with COVID cases spiking locally in the past few months those plans changed.  Downtown Development Commission Executive Director Melinda Kelleher said that, for safety reasons and logistics, the decision was made to cancel…