Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Connecticut and Massachusetts Towns Facing Budget Cuts Fight to Keep 4th of July Fireworks
Hotdogs. Sparklers. Fireworks.
Those words are usually the first that come to mind when it comes to the 4th of July. This year however, many towns across the nation will have dark skies due to budget cuts in this tough economy.
Click here to listen to NPR's Boston affiliate WBUR report on the struggle that Lowell, Massachusetts is facing this 4th, and the community's rally to save their cherished tradition.
More locally, many Connecticut towns including Middletown and East Haven are facing a similar dilemma, but have decided not to forgo the fireworks because of the morale and entertainment they provide. Reasons that are so important now, more than ever.
Still deciding on how you will celebrate this weekend? Check out this schedule of 4th of July celebrations and fireworks in Connecticut.