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“It would be bet­ter. There were a whole bunch of peo­ple down there at one time.

“I went last year, and it took me three hours to get home.”

“It seems like the city is try­ing to cut back spending events.

“I think, given the times, it’s a fru­gal idea.

“I al­ready stayed home for the Fourth. Usu­ally we can see the fire­works from my neigh­bor­hood. It doesn’t af­fect me as badly as most of those who have fam­i­lies that would go down to see the fire­works.”

Amanda Morse, 22, Bridge­port

“I know there’s been prob­lems with safety be­fore, but I think it’s a city tra­di­tion.”

“Last year we were able to sit on Lake Shore [Drive] and watch the fire­works.

“It’s some­thing I hope I could bring my kids to — when I have kids — and a tra­di­tion I could keep in the fam­ily.”


Ho­race Lind­sey, 23, En­gle­wood Miles Nar­ducy, 27, Bridge­port

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