Swing time in Groton
Groton — Sebastien Lutterell, 12, of New London was showing off his acrobatic skills Friday by hanging from the top of the swing set while his friends Hanan Davies, 12, Eli Davies, 10, both of Groton, and Jed Donovan, 10, of Salem watched at Washington Park.
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An Army veteran in Groton said fireworks bring him back to the battlefields in Iraq and Kuwait, while a Norwich woman is scared one of her dogs will die from a heart attack.
In southeastern Connecticut, as the popularity of at-home fireworks displays has exploded, so too have the number of noise complaints and calls to police
For the holiday, police are urging residents to "leave the fireworks to the professionals," according to Paul G. Makuc, of the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Investigative Unit.