One of the most scenic views in Westport — Sherwood Mill Pond, as seen from the walking path between Old Mill and Compo Cove — no longer looks quite as lovely.
Nearby residents — and the many folks who enjoy strolling and fishing there — were stunned yesterday to discover a new fence. It runs the length of the property.
Though the town of Westport owns much of that land, it does not own the strip where the fence was erected.
It’s built on private property, owned by the Northrop family. They also own the oyster house on Hummock Island in the middle of Sherwood Mill Pond, and farm oysters in its waters.
The Northrop family has not yet commented on the new fence.