COVID Roundup: Masks; Mother’s Day Around Town; More


The town of Westport has bought surgical masks — and they’re available free to the public tomorrow (Tuesday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or as long as supplies last, Bedford Middle School).

You’ll need proof of Westport residency (driver’s license, vehicle registration or utility bill). You’ll be asked how many people live in your house. Masks will be dropped into the car, to reduce personal contact.

Masks will also be distributed to Westporters receiving groceries or frozen meals through the Senior Center, saving them a trip to the distribution site.

Seniors not receiving groceries, and members of other vulnerable populations without access to transportation to the Bedford site can email humansrv@westportct.gov or call 203-341-1050 for help obtaining masks.

The town had help from New Canaan’s Grace Farms Foundation in obtaining the masks.


The Longshore golf course opens this Friday. Yesterday, the Overboard Band — Westporter John Harness and his Quinnipiac College friend Mike Pualski — took the opportunity of the closed links to entertain anyone strolling by.

The weather was nice. The music was great. You could almost forget there was a pandemic all around.

(Photo/Tomoko Meth)

How to celebrate Mother’s Day in a pandemic?

Karen Weingarten was honored yesterday with masks, social distancing — and love. Three grandchildren from one family, and 2 from the other, all came over. They all had a good time. And they all made sure to be safe around Mom.

(Photo/Bob Weingarten)


And finally … as we start week #2,397,648,012 of our lockdown/isolation/ quarantine, we can all relate to the Beach Boys’ tune. There’s a very dark story behind Brian Wilson’s lyrics, but the harmonies are exquisite.

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