Why Alonzo’s Sold – by T. Mahoney

"I have not had a Summer Vacation in 40 years."Joanne Alonzo

MECHANICVILLE - "The timing was right," said Jeff Alonzo. His mother Joanne wanted to retire and Jeff wanted to concentrate on his firefighting career. He is full time firefighter in Saratoga Springs and a volunteer in Mechanicville. When the opportunity came to sell the business to Santore's Fireworks,Joanne and Jeff decided to make the move. Joanne wanted to retire. She and her son Jeff had run the business for 13 years since the passing of Lou Alonzo. Jeff pointed out that regulations were an increasing took more time.

Read the entire article in the May 14th edition.