PLATTSBURGH CITY - July 14
Saturday night saw the traditional fireworks being launched right next to the sewage treatment plant, colors reflecting on the water. The area near the new boat launch was surprisingly odor-free. Maybe a clean breeze off Lake Champlain was keeping the miasma at bay.
The pyrotechnical action was impressive, sky-filling bursts of color. The explosive material wasn't spared this time. Minutes after the last burst I was walking through the parking lot and a gritty fog drifted through, engulfing me, the acrid taste of powder in the air.
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