Just A Minute(man)

The Minuteman — a Compo Beach icon since 1910 — looks as watchful as ever, as work proceeds on a new fence at his base.

(Photo/Tom Feeley)

For over 100 years, Westporters (not all of them teenagers) have decorated the Minuteman with scarves, Christmas caps, baseball hats, flowers and, let’s just say, a second “gun.”

He’s seen it all.

We’re betting his new fence — replacing the old, rusted one — will not deter a new generation of Westporters, as they too get “up close and personal” with our favorite statue.

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