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Summer Movies: What’s Coming Out? Read to know

As with every summer, this summer is going to see the release of quite a few blockbuster titles that people will be lined up around the block to see at https://fmovies.gallery/; which will provide tons of exclusive films under their subscription package. Some of them will be going for the action packed ‘Mission Impossible 3’ and some will be looking for that drama of ‘World Trade Center’.

I will be passing on both of these movies because I am going to be busy waiting in line to see ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ (Opening July 7th) starring Johnny Depp. Upon the release of the first film, I was one of the last people in the world to actually see the movie. I had no intention of watching it actually until I was sat down and made to watch it and once I did, I never wanted to stop and if the premise for the second one is any indication, this film is going to be much the same.

Johnny Depp reprises his role as Capt. Jack Sparrow as he is hunted down by the ghost of dead pirate, Davy Jones, in hopes of dragging him down deep below to his locker. Part of me is worried about what will be coming next as there is a third movie planned for release next summer. As a side note, fan boys and girls alike will be able to take solace in the fact that Orlando Blood and Keira Knightley both reprise their roles for this movie as well.

Another movie that has me quite curious to see how it turns out is the big screen adaptation of the hit 80’s television, ‘Miami Vice’ (Opening July 28th). Like many people who will be seeing this movie, I am too young to remember really seeing the TV show when it was on television but this version starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx playing the roles of Crockett and Tubbs respectively, this film is rumored to have some absolutely explosive scenes that will rival some of the best released within the last decade. That alone has me raising my eyebrow in quiet anticipation.

The last movie that I will be camping out to see as soon as it opens will be the third movie of the X-Men series, X-Men: The Last Stand (Opening May 26th). Hearing the title announced as ‘The Last Stand’ does put me in a very dreaded sense of unease that this will be the final movie of the series. As a writer, I should be able to put into words how much this vexes me but even I am finding myself speechless, as there are so many characters that have yet to find their way into the movies that fans have been dying to see. Alas though, with the change of directors from Bryan Singer to Brett Ratner, perhaps this is for the best.

Deep River Town Hall Project Creates More Offices

DEEP RIVER – After much time and effort by the Town Hall Building Committee, residents of this Connecticut town will soon be able to cast their votes regarding a proposal to expand the 1892 municipal building. This aims to add more office space in CBD for additional functionality.

Richard King, chairman of the Town Hall Building Committee, said the project would add approximately 2,900 square feet per floor including the two levels above grade and the basement.

The project would completely renovate the existing building except for the auditorium, King said, adding it would result in the closure of Veterans Memorial Lane and create additional parking spaces near the building’s northwest corner.

King said the town has received $100,000 from Turnpike Properties, the developers of the future Walgreens at 190 Main Street, for design fees.

It has applied for a $300,000 Small Cities Grant for ADA Compliance to the existing building and a $100,000 grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism for the restoration aspect of the project.

Schematic plans show the first floor would have a new main entrance in the expansion featuring a lobby with a more prominent display of the Columbia Memorial.

The expansion will house a 540-square-foot Town Clerk’s Office with an adjacent 640-square-foot vault, a large 740-square-foot conference room with a chair storage room, and an additional stairwell with access to the basement, first, and second levels.

The existing section of the first floor will house the offices of the Selectman, Selectman’s Assistant, Accounting, Tax Collector, Assessor, Resident State Trooper, a shared equipment room and restrooms.

It will also house an elevator with an extended pit allowing access between the basement, first, and second floors.

Schematics for the expansion to the second floor show it would house a 720-square-foot Land Use Office in addition to offices for the Probate Court, Probate Judge, and Registrar of Voters.

It would also house a 150-square-foot conference room and an 80-square foot conference room would be housed on this floor as well as a shared office, a 105-square-foot staff room, and restrooms.

The second floor expansion will be aligned with the auditorium allowing it to be fully ADA compliant.

Between the second floor expansion and the existing portion will be an area where one can look below into the Columbia Memorial lobby.

Because of the design of the 1892 town hall, the mezzanine level cannot be expanded or be made ADA accessible, but it is planned to be reconfigured to house a 304-square-foot conference room, a 342-square foot dressing room, restrooms, and a small storage room.

The basement will have mechanical, electrical, and server areas along with storage areas for shared files, non-staffed commissions, secure materials, Park and Recreation, and a food pantry.

The town has hired an outside financial advisor company, Dixworks, LLC, to determine the projected effect the expansion would have on taxes.

The project is expected to increase the mill rate by 0.50, or $50 on a house assessed at $100,000 in the first year of the bond, 2009.

The mill rate is expected to increase again in 2011 by an additional 0.61 mills, or $61 on a house assessed at $100,000.

In years thereafter, the mill rate will gradually decrease until the bond is paid off in 2030.

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