Stamford fireworks are a go


STAMFORD — Fireworks will explode over Stamford Harbor as usual July 3 thanks to corporate sponsors, Mayor David Martin announced this morning.

Donors have pledged more than $90,000 to fund the show, which will last five minutes longer than previous years. The city will pay about $15,000 of the event’s total $110,000 estimated cost, Martin said.

We’ll have full coverage in tomorrow’s Advocate, but in the meantime I’m looking for feedback from residents. Are you happy the fireworks won’t be cancelled, as the mayor warned about earlier this spring? Or do you think even $15,000 is a waste of taxpayer money in these Tough Economic Times?

Please email me ( or let me know in the comments!