As the number of COVID cases rises in Connecticut, so does testing demand.
This was the scene today before 7 a.m., at the St. Vincent’s Health Center site. The line of cars stretched far down Long Lots Road.
Remember that “VOTE” sculpture that went up right before Election Day on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge?
It was created by Westporter Mark Yurkiw.
On Tuesday morning — as voters headed to the polls — this was all that remained:
Mark collected the pieces. He realized the damage did not come from the wind. If that was the culprit, they’d be scattered on the river. Instead, Mark says, all the letters were there on the ground.
He collected them, brought them home, and took this photo:
He calls this tryptic “Battered Not Broken.”
“Rock Paper Scissors” — the sculpture, not the game — was officially dedicated yesterday on Jesup Green. now that the official ribbon cutting has taken place.
Ann Sheffer — who with her husband Bill Scheffler dedicated the work — eloquently described how the influence of her Westport family encouraged her longtime support of the Westport Library, and how her desire to keep the arts thriving in Westport led to the establishment of the Arts Advisory Committee and the position of town curator (now filled by Kathie Motes Bennewitz.)
And one more election-related photo…
Anne Lowrie sent this along. The flag is in her back yard. It struck her as “appropriate for the current times: beat up but still flying.”
The other day my dentist emailed me, requesting confirmation of an upcoming appointment. It prominently noted I’d be charged $50 if I canceled less than 24 hours in advance.
Then — less than 24 hours before my appointment — he emailed again. He had to cancel; his hygienist would not be in the next day.
I assume I’ll get $50 off my next visit. Right?
In early March, “06880” profiled Vivek Kanthan. The 10-year-old Westporter had just launched his (very successful) kart racing career.
A few days later, COVID-19 struck. Suddenly, his spring and summer plans were on hold.
When competition resumed, Vivek was ready. All told this year he competed in 16 races, and reached the podium 12 times.
Next year the young racer moves up a class, and faces even fiercer competition. it begins with 2 national events in Miami. Good luck, Vivek!
Sharing a post-Halloween meal on Manitou Road:
And finally … speaking of dentists: