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Common Council Approves $40K for 2012 Fireworks

With costs estimated at $90K, members look to local businesses to fill the gap.

Middletown's Common Council on Tuesday approved $40,000 to partially fund the Fourth of July fireworks display for next year.

"Citizens ... think it's the one American thing that we're all about every year," former Councilman Earle Roberst told Mayor Sebastian Giuliano during the public comment portion of the meeting.

The city hasn't hosted a fireworks display since 2009 because of its large expense, according to the Hartford Courant.

There are still opportunities nearby to see fireworks. On Saturday, Hartford will hold its Riverfest beginning at 4 p.m. Portland will shoot off its display July 16 at 9:30 p.m.

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Mr. Fixit July 07, 2011 at 12:37 AM
Could the Council not have done this a few months ago so we could have had fireworks this year?????? Whadda bunch of schmucks!

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