It’s the project that never ends.
The Kings Highway North Bridge — the one at the light near Canal Street, near several medical office buildings — has been under construction since (it seems) the Truman administration.
Work may last through the Sasha Obama (or Barron Trump) administration.
But it’s important work. The bridge was in dire need of repair or replacement. School buses could no longer legally cross, because of its deteriorated condition.
Last winter, the P&Z explored many options to speed up the process. However, as chair Danielle Dobin notes on Westport Front Porch, work will continue through this winter.
The Frontier telephone lines that go under the sidewalk are being relocated now. Crews will then finish the sheeting, build the footings, set the precast bridge sections, and build the parapet walls (which are designed to evoke the historic design of the old bridge).
If this winter is warm, work could be completed by April or May. Otherwise, it will likely continue through May or June.
Saturday’s Westport Library “Show of Shows” was wonderful. The hour-long program featured tons of local personalities in comedy sketches, humorous shout-outs and musical numbers.
David Pogue MCed the event, and Andrew Wilk produced and directed. It ended with 2 powerful moments: a stirring video created by teens through the library’s media program, and the Staples Orphenians singing “Imagine.”
If you missed the show — or want to see it again — click here.
Wakeman Town Farm’s upcoming offerings are intriguing. Among them: a Little Farmers Parent/Child class, and an Election Day Camp for kids ages 8-12.
Click here to register (search for “WTF”) for programs. Problems? Call 203-341-5152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WTF’s holiday pie fundraiser kicks off next week too. To get on the email list for notification, cilck here.
Sighted recently at Compo Beach: a baby shark.
But not in the Sound. This one was displayed on a South Beach picnic table, far from shore.
I’m not sure how it got there. But it sure got my attention.
Drivers stopped at the Playhouse Square traffic light often delight in the whimsical, ever-changing costumes worn by the animal sculptures on the Post Road lawn.
This Halloween, the creatures have been joined by a slew of skeletons. Despite COVID, looks like the animal hospital staff are up to their old tricks.
And finally … Mahalia Jackson was born 109 years ago yesterday. The Queen of Gospel died just 60 years later. But she left a remarkable legacy.