Pride Lights: The Sequel

This morning’s possible bias crime destruction of Pride lights on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge drew swift reaction.

Westport Police quickly identified the responsible party. They’re working with the state Attorney’s Office on a possible motive, and potential criminal charges.

The Westport Downtown Association quickly installed colored balloons, replacing those that were taken.

Replacing the colored lights. (Screenshot from News12)

And a group of volunteers — including Police Chief Foti Koskinas, RTM members Harris Falk and Sal Liccione, Emma Rojas of the WDA, Rae Suba of Child’s Play Clinic and activist Sarah Manning — hung the same banner that decorated the Pride rally 6 days earlier.

Where is it?

On the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge.

Not far from the lights that could not be dimmed by last night’s action.

Hanging proudly on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge.

9 responses to “Pride Lights: The Sequel

  1. Kristin Schneeman

    Wonderful news, thanks to WPD and all the volunteers for quick action!

  2. Laurie Crouse

    This was so distressing to read and so happy that the responsible party has been identified. Kudos to the Westport Police,WDA and the volunteers.
    Westport is inclusive and united!

  3. Charles Taylor

    Hooray for Westport

  4. Sal Liccione

    This is sal I want thank all of who came out today I want thank our rank and file police officers and especially deputy chief Sam Arcoli he rely helped today our detective division of Westport pd for a the swift action and all came out today and downtown merchant association especially Emma who came right out and her mom to help put the banner out as soon this happened

  5. Jack Backiel

    Possible bias crime? How about a definite bias crime?

  6. Susan Iseman

    Thanks Dan- so glad they’re back. So are they lights or balloons?

  7. Dorothy Robertshaw

    So proud to live in this town. So proud of our men in blue always protecting us…. 💙 and taking immediate action ….

  8. Wendy Goldwyn Batteau

    Thank you to all for acting so quickly and effectively. To quote a pal, “We are family.”