Sequester Dampens WaterFire Schedule

low tide First the Quonset Air Show and now this. The Providence Journal reports,

Organizers of Providence’s “WaterFire” project said Monday they are unable to set a schedule for the popular tourist event because budget cuts may hit the federal agency that operates the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier.

The barrier plays a supporting role in the outdoor theater that is the riverway event as the contraption helps regulate water levels in the Providence River and its tributaries. That role has grown more important as silt builds up in the riverbed making it difficult for the boats that feed

(That sentence just ends there for some reason, but it might have said “the braziers” or “the fires,” definitely not “the ducks.”)

Your United States Congress: Helping to suck all the joy out of life for working stiffs everywhere.

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