Southbound I-95 traffic yesterday evening was bumper to bumper. That’s not exactly stop-the-presses news.
But this is.
Janine Scotti reports that there was no residual backup on any side roads. Greens Farms and Bridge Street, on through Saugatuck: Clean as a whistle.
Nothing unusual on the Post Road either.
She wonders if Waze has updated its algorithm to help us. I wonder if maybe Waze was down.
Fingers crossed for something similar during the next tie-up. Which will probably be a few minutes from now.
Just a year after SIR Development purchased Roger’s Septic Tanks — and less than a year after the 73-year-old facility was demolished — a new rental complex is open for leasing.
“1480 Post” — on US1, near Maple Avenue South — is the latest project from SIR president Robert Haroun. A trustee of both the Westport Library and Westport Weston YMCA, he’s been involved in building projects at both places.
The 32-unit complex includes 25 market rate units, and 7 designated as “affordable housing.” Haroun says the 1- and 2-bedroom condo-style apartments will attract residents who want to downsize but remain in Westport. Pets are welcome.
The first open house for the leasing office is next Sunday (August 1), from 1 to 3 p.m. Occupancy is available September 1. Click here for details.
Congratulations (again!) to Westport’s 10U Little League All-Star team.
They won the sectional tournament yesterday in Trumbull, beating North Haven 10-0. The state tournament begins Thursday.
First the Sherwood Mill Pond sign on the way to Compo Cove said “No jumping.”
Then some jokes altered it to read “Jump.”
Now it just says — well, um …
“Westport … Naturally” highlights 2 little guys who were not pleased with yesterday morning’s rain.
Still, they found a perfect spot to wait it out, in a Greens Farms garden.
And finally … today is a musical birthday bonanza. Darlene Love turns 80. Mick Jagger is 78. Bobby Hebb, Dobie Gray and Brenton Wood were all born on July 26 too.
Rather than single any one entertainer out, I’ll honor another anniversary. On this date in 1775, the office that later became the US Post Office was established by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin was named our first Postmaster General.
PS: Alex Chilton was just 16 years old when he sang lead on this #1 hit. He and the rest of the Box Tops did not even pretend they were faking it on this show.