$600,000 in pork barrel sludge, $24,000 per year (estimated, bound to go higher) maintenance, we’re taking delivery of a 39′ North River fireboat. How have we gotten along without it all this time? What are we going to do with it now? “Beats me”, says our Emergency Director, “but Norwalk’s got one, so we want one too. A fine town like Greenwich shown up by friggin’ Norwalk? Not on my watch.”
Let’s hope the boat performs better than North River’s former owner, who, while being investigated by the FBI for wire fraud, shot his girlfriend three times with a shotgun. She died.