Free Admission to Connecticut State Parks for Weekend
Hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents are still without power in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, but state and tourism industry officials are still gearing up for the Labor Day weekend.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy did his part Thursday (Sept. 1), offering free admission to state parks and beaches for the holiday, beginning today, the Waterbury Republican American reported.
"We know there are still many residents of our state waiting for the power to come back on and still working to recover from the storm," Daniel C. Esty, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said in a statement Thursday. "But we hope that as many people as possible will take advantage of the governor's offer and get outside to enjoy a relaxing day at one of our parks over the holiday."