Happy Birthday America!
I hope that you will join me this July 4th as we celebrate America’s founding 245 years ago.
The annual Raise the Flag celebration returns to the steps of Town Hall at 9 a.m. Sunday – rain or shine. Every year, hundreds of residents celebrate Independence Day with the parade of flags representing the 13 Colonies, followed by a salute to the patriots and veterans, and descendants of Greenwich’s early settlers. The Sound Beach Community Band will perform and the Good Citizen Awards will be announced.
Regarding our other Fourth of July celebrations, I met this afternoon with key department leadership regarding this weekend’s planned fireworks displays.
As of 3:30 p.m. today, meteorologists were predicting an 80% chance of rain on Saturday evening. Given that prediction, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Saturday, July 3 fireworks show at Greenwich Point.
I am happy that we already planned to have a fireworks show at Greenwich Point on Monday, July 5. Now the Monday show will be a longer show scheduled to begin about 9:10 p.m. Details on entry to Greenwich Point for Monday as well as parking regulations, can be found here.
I realize that many who made plans to visit the Point on Saturday will be disappointed. This was the prudent decision to make – just as several other communities have done - to ensure the safety of our residents as well as our employees who staff the park during the event.
Please remember that the only fireworks considered legal in Connecticut are sparklers. I ask that you abide by the law and be mindful of neighbors and pets who can be easily frightened by the illegal pyrotechnics.
Vaccine and testing information:
For homebound residents, the Family Health Division of the Health Department can provide assistance. Residents should contact their physician to request that a doctor’s order for a vaccine shot is forwarded to the Health Department. Doctors can contact the Family Health Division by calling 203-622-6495.
Here is a list of available vaccine providers:
Lastly, I want to address some complaints we have received about placement of lawn signs and the theft of them. Please be respectful of other people’s property, especially when signs are placed on private property. If you believe a sign is illegally placed or poses a safety hazard, please call the non-emergency police line: 203-622-8001.
Stay safe, all the best and God bless America.
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