An annual tradition at Candlewood Lake will not be happening this summer. The Candlewood Lake Authority says the 2013 Clean Up has been cancelled. The organization says the event has become a tradition to kick off the summer where the community removes debris that collected during the year.
Executive Director Larry Marsicano says they are anticipating budget cuts from First Light Power, the Lake's owner, and the possibility of budget cuts from the towns which surround the lake.
Marsicano says the Clean Up requires a significant amount of planning time and resources that just weren't available this year. He says they had to cancel once before, in 2009, so its not unprecedented.
He adds that they hope to bring the vent back next year.