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The Road Taken

Who knew so many people cared about the Merritt Parkway?

An overflow crowd braved last night’s cold rain to pack the Westport Public Library for a film about a road.  Lisa Seidenberg showed her 35-minute documentary, “The Road Taken: The Merritt Parkway,” to an appreciative audience — only some of whom remember it being built in the 1930s.

I’ve driven the Merritt thousands of times.  But I learned plenty about it last night — and was reminded of more I once knew, but forgot as quickly as the memory of tollbooths in Greenwich.  For example:

The film’s 2 best lines:  “The Merritt Parkway is outdated — in the best possible way.”

And:  “Many postcards featured the Merritt.  None showed I-95.”

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