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Help Thy Neighbor (And Thy Town)

Inspired by Staples students who volunteered over the past few days to restore Longshore, Old Mill and Soundview, many Westporters have asked how they can pitch in too.

Town officials say that at Longshore and the beaches, work is now of the heavy equipment/skilled professional type.

However, there are countless other opportunities to help. Teenagers, younger kids, entire families, individuals — any and all can roam their neighborhoods.

All around town, there’s work to be done.

Look for debris that needs clearing. Knock on senior citizens’ doors; ask what they need, from tossing food from refrigerators to bringing more blankets. Go to public places like schools and small parks; see what needs doing — then do it.

Westport is filled with willing manpower. Woman and kidpower too.

Many hands make light work.

Now, if they could only make the lights work…

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