If you want to know what kind of town Westport is, consider this:
On a Sunday morning — the most beautiful day of summer (so far) — 1,000 or so men, women and kids turned out to celebrate the re-opening of our library.
Plus this: The multi-year project came in on time.
And within budget.
There were brief speeches by Governor Ned Lamont and 1st Selectman Jim Marpe.
A band played. Dozens of kids jumped in for the ribbon-cutting.
Then everyone clambered up the very new stairs, to the great new entrance. As Marpe noted, the library — originally a gift from Morris Jesup — now embraces Jesup Green, named for the founder’s family.
It’s a spectacular building we can all be proud of. It will evolve and be used in ways we have not yet even imagined.
Today was a great day for Westport. If you haven’t seen it yet: The festivities continue until 4 p.m.
To all who made today possible — especially our amazing library director Bill Harmer — thank you!