Westport’s Heroes

Last night’s storm was deadly.  A woman was killed on South Compo near Park Lane when a tree fell on her car, and right now — 8 a.m. Sunday morning — nearly half the town lacks power.

“06880” reader Bob Stoebe spoke for the town when he texted this message:

Lost power about 4 hours ago.  Listening to my scanner and these guys are absolute heroes.  I am in awe of what they are accomplishing in this incredible storm.

Westport owes an enormous debt of gratitude to our police officers, firefighters, Public Works employees, EMTs, CERT volunteers, utility crews, and everyone else who was out working on our behalf yesterday — and throughout the night — as we huddled indoors and hoped for the best.

To the Board of Finance:  Whatever they want, give it to them.

To the rest of us:  Whenever they need contributions, send as much as you can.

Thanks again, from all of us to all of you!

A typical scene, yesterday afternoon at the corner of Compo Road North and East Main Street. The driver in the vehicle escaped without injury -- though wires were down all around. (Photo by David Mortner)

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