From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
After months of sometimes bitter public debate over whether to return the Christopher Columbus statue to Seaside Park, the city was poised to quietly do so ahead of Monday’s holiday honoring the Italian navigator.
But, according to the contractor hired for the job, at the last minute Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration canceled.
“We only had a couple more hours (of work) and it would have been up,” Jim McCarthy, manager of Mac Industrial Services of Beacon Falls, said Monday.
… “We were in the process of loading the statue on our flatbed (from storage) and I was called by public works to stop, put it back, they were going to cancel the project,” McCarthy said.
Labrador said Nadrizny called him back Thursday with the news, claiming he had made a mistake and public facilities did not have the funds to put the monument back.
Full story here.