Town of Washington fireworks cancelled

The annual Independence Day Picnic and Fireworks in the town of Washington in northwest Connecticut has been cancelled due to wet grounds.

Town officials said that although Thursday’s weather is expected to be sunny, the park is unusable for such a large event. The town’s picnic and fireworks draws people from around the state.

The event will not be rescheduled, but the annual Stephen Reich Road Race will be held at 9 a.m.

Frank Juliano