Connecticut Weicker Goes His Own Way

In Connecticut, Fourth of July celebrations began with all the pizazz of a damp firecracker. As dawn broke over Hammonasset Beach State Park last Tuesday, rangers routed campers out of their tents and ordered them to leave. In Hartford a few hours later, agencies ranging from the department of banking to the board of pardons failed to open their doors as 20,000 state employees began an indefinite furlough.

| For some campers, the holiday disruption caused by the state's fiscal crisis turned out to be mercifully brief. Three Connecticut companies chipped in $43,000 to keep Hammonasset and two other state beaches...

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