The Westport Library — the town’s savior after tropical storm Isaias, thanks to its life-giving free WiFi available on Jesup Green and in the upper parking lot — reopened yesterday, primarily for device-charging and internet access.
The great space looked different. Users wore masks, and were spaced far apart. Most “touch surfaces” are unavailable.
But it was another godsend for Westporters. No one complained.
The library will be open again today from 12 noon to 6 p.m., for browsing and device-charging. There is curbside service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
As soon as Breno Donatti’s phone camera alerted him last night that the power was back on at Winfield Street Coffee, the owner hustled to his Post Road West deli.
He and his staff spent hours cleaning the store, and calling vendors to get deliveries this morning.
“We hope customers hang in there. We may not have some items, but we’re replacing all of the food inventory.”
What a year this has been, for small businesses like Winfield Street. And what great lengths they go to serve us, whenever and however they can.
Because of COVID, it was already going to be a smaller scale wedding than expected. Then Isaias blew in.
But love conquers all. Despite the devastation (and lack of power), Tammy Barry’s nephew Nicholas married Audrey here on Friday evening.
It was intimate. It was beautiful. It was “love”-ly.
Life may be dark. But we can always find silver linings.
The other day, “06880” ran a photo of signs at the Colony Road/Pumpkin Hill intersection, pleading for Eversource post-Isaias help.
Yesterday, the signs changed. As the one on the left noted, they are now “signs of happiness.”
Meanwhile, I’m not sure if this sign predates Isaias, or has been up for a while. But its message is powerful.
The free masks are equally helpful too.
And finally …