For first time in more than 40 years, no Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade (copy)

A submarine float representing the U.S. Submarine Veterans passes Park Square during Pittsfield’s Fourth of July Parade in 2019. May 1 is the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee’s deadline to decide whether to proceed with this year’s parade, which organizers canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Before that, it previously was canceled in 1977.