Here is a good comprehensive list of fireworks town by town. We did not compile it so if your town is not on it check with WPLR. Enjoy! Click here to see the list.
If you plan on having beer, wine, sangria or even the hard stuff for the Fourth of July Weekend expect to pay more. While most package store owners would be gearing up for the big holiday they now have to do a physical inventory and pay a “floor tax” on stock they already have purchased, calculate it into liters and pay an additional tax. Don’t press your package store owner for a percent increase because it varies on the product. Taxes on “sparkling wine will be more than regular wine” said Jason Hackeny, owner of Super Discount Wines and Spirits at 525 Tunxis Hill Cutoff in Fairfield. “Beer is measured in ounce so that will have a different tax. Department of Revenue Services spokesman Sarah Kaufman said “while tax rates will depend upon what kind of alcohol to which the tax is being applied, it amounts to a 20 percent increase in taxes on alcohol”.
“When I took office there were 82 take-home vehicles. I’m proud to say that today there are only three,” said Mayor Finch. “Bringing greater efficiency and lower costs to City government has been one of the highest priorities for my administration.”
The city’s vehicle fleet encompasses nearly 400 cars, mostly in the police, fire and public works department. Take-home vehicles have been the subject of collective bargaining agreements over the years. Negotiations with the city’s police department, and other city unions, have led to the reduction of take-home cars.
As a part of a policy created by Mayor Finch in 2009, the City auctioned off surplus vehicles and stopped purchasing additional take-home vehicles.
Finch continued, “Cost-saving measures like the reduction of our take-home vehicle fleet have helped the City reduce spending three consecutive years.”
Mayor Finch along with Police Chief Joseph Gaudett and Fire Chief Brian Rooney have been assigned the only remaining take-home vehicles in the City’s fleet.
“We all know that Americans — leading the way for the rest of the developed world — are getting fatter.” “Researchers began to recognize that obesity is much more complicated than calories in and out, and that a lot of other mechanisms involving the hormonal regulatory system are involved in our bodies’ delicate weight balance”. Read more…..
QUEENS (WABC) — About 100 turtles slowly crossed a runway at Kennedy Airport Wednesday morning, causing some flight delays. Read more…..
Many have told us the feel that the governor has thrown the unions “under the bus” So I asked him. When I asked about union layoffs he tells us “There WILL be layoffs” . See video click here…..
UPDATE: Governor Malloy has announced 5,466 jobs will be cut and 1000 vacant positions will be eliminated