Now it's Independence Eve and I'm travelling into the country. A few hours back a sign told me that Pennsylvania is Where America Begins. That confirms a few suspicions, but anyway now I'm in a McDonald's somewhere in Ohio or West Virginia and I'm reading the local paper.
There will be fireworks on the island on the Fourth. Ferries will run free thanks to a generous grant from Fred Pontiac Isuzu.
The overseer of Sewers and Public Works says he's taking early retirement: "I'm 45 and I can still enjoy life." County Exec's office says the retiring official won't be replaced because there isn't enough money in the sewer budget for sewers, let alone overseers.
But there's some good news too. The local Reserve outfit, a medevac unit just back from the desert, has been saved from the Force Reduction axe.