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It may not be the only one of its kind in the country, but Westport’s dump could be the most interesting since Arlo Guthrie and Alice visited theirs that famous Thanksgiving years ago.
- We don’t call it a dump. It’s a “transfer station.”
- Sure, there are trucks and Suburbans. But there are also plenty of Range Rovers, BMWs and Mercedeses, plus the occasional Tesla, Maserati, Rolls and Bentley. All are driven by “normal” Westporters, trash in tow.
- It may be the only
dumptransfer station that’s a regular stop for politicians stumping for votes, and non-profits to hand out flyers.
Now, add one more “only in Westport.” Is there another one anywhere with a hand sanitizing pump — and marketing materials?
Last night’s ice sculpture carving — part of the post-Town Hall-tree-lighting festivities held around the corner at Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church — was very impressive. Rudolph was one of the creations — complete with his trademark red nose. JP Vellotti was inspired to take a photo.
But when he went back this morning, the very alert “06880” reader was surprised to see Rudolph’s antlers were gone. He took another shot.
JP asks: “Did they melt in the sub-freezing temps overnight? Or was someone naughty? Only Santa knows who will get a present or coal in their stocking!”
Seen this morning at Staples High School:
Click “Comments” below if you have any clue.
This morning, “06880” posted Betsy P. Kahn’s photo of a gorgeous Old Mill sunrise.
This afternoon, Bart Shuldman went for a walk nearby.
Here’s what he saw:
Yeah, it’s nice that people carry plastic bags so they can pick up after their dogs.
But you can’t just leave it there for someone else to dispose of.
That’s just bulls***.
Heard a moment ago at Playhouse Square:
Please, just kill me now.
3rd Selectman Helen Garten has performed many roles in the Marpe administration.
Her latest: detective.
She’s been asked to sniff out the story behind the “peace pole” that stands at the entrance to Town Hall.
“No one I’ve asked can recall how or when it got there,” she says. “Many people have never noticed it before.”
Including, most definitely, me.
If you know when, why and how that sign got there, click “Comments.”
PS: The Westport Sunrise Rotary’s “Make Peace” booth at the Mini-Maker Faire had its own, similar peace pole.
PPS: September 21 was the International Day of Peace.
You can get anything you need for your life on eBay.
For death, too.
Right now, for example, you can bid on a Willowbrook cemetery mausoleum. It fits “two (2) caskets and one (1) urn” comfortably.
The starting bid is just $2,900. Thanks to PayPal, 12 months financing is available.
The sellor (loulou0605) has 100% positive feedback.
But that’s not all! There’s “free local pickup”!
The auction ends Wednesday, at 10:25 a.m. So act now.
This offer will expire before you do.
(Here’s the direct eBay link to this mausoleum offer.)
As summer fades into memory (very quickly), here’s a nice beach story.
Westporter Brian Chapman lives a quiet life. His daughter Colby (Staples High School Class of 2011) says his favorite activities are golf, and watching the sunset several times a week at Compo’s South Beach, with a circle of friends. She relays this story, from her mother.
The other night, Brian noticed a seagull struggling in the water. He borrowed a nearby kayak, and quickly paddled out.
The bird’s wings were tangled in a fishing line, and a lure was wrapped around one leg. Brian got the bird in the boat. His reluctant passenger nipped him many times, as Brian paddled to shore.
With the help of the kayak owner, they untangled the bird. Within minutes, it flew off into another beautiful Westport sunset.