In my earlier long post re: the purpose of the blog, I gave an incorrect figure for Anthony Costello's sponsorship of Brighton's Canal Days festival on August 10. Town Superintendant Sandra Frankel told me in an informal conversation that last year Mr. Costello donated somewhere between $2,000 and $3,000 to the festival, and this year he is giving approximately $3,500. These numbers are approximate. If anyone is interested I can ask the town for more precise numbers. Anyway, this was a large error (two orders of magnitude!) on my part and I apologize.
I removed the entire discussion of the canal festival funding from the original post.