anyone everyone who was down at the beach this past weekend can attest, the scene was straight out of midsummer.
That’s what 85-degree weather, brilliant sunshine and a holiday will do.
Only one things was different: dogs.
An alert “06880” reader emailed to say how delightful the scene was — except for so many Spots, Fidos and Rovers “peeing and pooping” (to use the technical terms).
Another equally alert reader wrote:
After a glorious weekend, I wonder if you can provide some background as to how October 1 became the “let everyone enjoy Compo — no permits necessary” date.
While I’m all for letting everyone enjoy our gorgeous beach, why doesn’t the town doesn’t follow Greenwich and have a November 1 date so that we locals can enjoy the beach with our Westport neighbors a little longer… especially on magical weekends like we just had.
Dogs could still come as of Oct 1 — but only Westport resident dogs!
I’m guessing that the October 1 date for all dogs was selected semi-arbitrarily, and semi-because no one expects huge crowds during leaf-peeping season.
But this is a community blog. Click “Comments” to weigh in on the date, the regulations, and anything else dog poop-and-pee related.