Fate of Stamford fireworks to be revealed

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STAMFORD — Residents will learn Friday the fate of the city’s Independence Day fireworks show, which Mayor David Martin threatened to cancel this spring after the Board of Finance chopped $3 million from his proposed operating budget.

The summer pyrotechnic display has been in constant danger since the economic recession. Former Mayor Michael Pavia cancelled the show for three consecutive years, lighting up Stamford skies only during his last summer in office after securing private funding from corporate sponsors.

The mayor will announce his plans for this summer’s fireworks at an 11 a.m. news conference at the Government Center Friday. Check back for updates.

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7 Responses

  1. Bob Pinto says:

    in response toHugo,
    Go get a life or go back to your country. Let freedom ring!!

    Now if someone could just do something about limiting the sales of the “smaller” fireworks, which are available at every corner and every supermarket now. Fireworks season, which used to be a day or two before and after the 4th is now a month before, and a month after, and frankly, I am tired of this junk being shot off every night now

  2. Hugo says:

    Now if someone could just do something about limiting the sales of the “smaller” fireworks, which are available at every corner and every supermarket now. Fireworks season, which used to be a day or two before and after the 4th is now a month before, and a month after, and frankly, I am tired of this junk being shot off every night now.

  3. Ralph says:

    I’m going to take a guess: In exchange for building a shelter, BLT is going to throw up a few fireworks. In return, the city will surrender to every demand they have.

  4. sctff says:

    Sandy & Leo you are both right, but Martin will announce that the fireworks are on via private or public funds (or a combo)…It is simply too difficult for Martin to pass up the opportunity to give himself a big ‘ol public pat on the back at a pre-announced press conference (meaning lots of local coverage) ‘saving’ this year’s display…

  5. veritas says:

    The public fireworks display in Wescott Cove is the most enjoyed event in the City. Visible from West and Cummings Beaches as well as miles of private shoreline and the waters of Wescott Cove itself, the fireworks are enjoyed by a great cross-section of the city, and are a worthy reminder of the sacrifices our patriots have made.

  6. sandy says:

    After raising our Taxes Once again, please don’t waste our money on fireworks, when there are other important issues at hand.

  7. Leo Kremer says:

    I think the cancellation of the 4th of July fireworks is a GOOD decision and probably the best one Mr. D.Martin has proposed so far. Yes, the time finally comes to recognize that city of Stamford has to reduce its appetite, especially at taxpayers money. We are all patriots of our great country, but can easily live without fireworks.