If you’re like me, it will take a while to break that walk-into-the-room-and-flip-the-light switch habit.
Westporters are spending today foraging for food, gas, internet — whatever we need to survive.
We’re doing it while masked too. This is not fun.
We’re still stuck at 97% of Westport without power. And the Eversource outage map is still stuck on “evaluating outage” in terms of a restoration estimate. That is not a good sign.
But downtown does have power. There was a line when Starbucks opened at 6:30 a.m. Rye Ridge Deli, the new açaí bowl place and Green & Tonic were all open. They’ll be even more busy once the word gets out, and all the side roads are cleared.
Stew Leonard’s is open. They’ve got nearly everything you need — hot and cold sandwiches, bread, water, coffee, meat — and stuff you didn’t know you needed too, as always.
The Westport Library does not have power. They are not open today (though the Riverwalk and Jesup Green are filled with people using their WiFi), and are canceling programs through the end of the week.
And for a fee, Symphone Workplaces is open. It’s a business center at 55 Greens Farms Road, in that weird office building between the Assumption Cemetery and the I-95 overpass.
You’ll need an ethernet port connector or adapter. But there are plenty of desks (private) open from 8:30 to 5 p.m. weekdays, plus free coffee and snacks. Call 877-539-5100 for more info.
The Democratic and Republican Parties hold primaries on August 11. All absentee ballots must be received by that day. Ballots may be dropped off in an outdoor box behind Town Hall.
If you’re like me, you may have requested one from the state a couple of weeks ago — and not received it yet. Fingers crossed.
Voting can be done in person. But there’s only one polling place in Westport: Bedford Middle School.
And finally … on this date in 1957, “American Bandstand” premiered on ABC-TV.