Letter: Booya great, sirens loud
The Newport Fireman's Booya was another success this year. We enjoy the parade on Saturday prior to the Booya on Sunday, but this year my 3-year-old grandson was all excited to see all the fire trucks and when he was standing at the end of my driveway he was terrorized by the loud screams of the sirens. He actually came running into my arms with fear. Maybe the firemen could just hold back on the buttons a little bit next year. Sirens are OK but not at ear-piercing levels. Thanks to the firefighters for the great job they do all year long!