The new boys basketball coach at Staples High School is a familiar face.
Assistant coach Dave Goldshore replaces head coach Colin Devine. The 15-year veteran stepped down, to pursue administrative opportunities.
Goldshore — a former basketball star and quarterback at Horace Greeley High in Chappaqua, New York — got the coaching bug as University of Michigan student manager during the “Fab Five” era.
He cites the influence of his own high school coaches, for helping shape his values. “It’s an honor to give back,” says Goldshore, who began assisting Devine in 2017.
“I have big shoes to fill,” he notes. His goal is to “continue building a program that prides itself on class, competitive spirit and community.”
Goldshore has been Staples’ defensive coordinator. Offensively, his philosophy is to “empower kids to pay to their strengths.” He also calls himself “a big culture guy,” in areas like spirit and accountability.
A Westport resident since 2004, nd president of a technology staffing firm, Goldshore calls it “an honor and privilege to represent Staples basketball in my town.”
The line of cars waiting on the Post Road to turn into the Starbucks drive-thru has been described as “an accident waiting to happen.”
There was one yesterday. It involved only a single vehicle:
I’m not quite sure how this happened. Yet if I had to go out on a limb (or a boulder), I’d bet my house on: texting.
Speaking of bad parking:
Sure, the “06880” bar for “entitled parking” photos is usually high: 3 spaces or more.
But I’m posting this. with “only” 2 spots today because it is so breathtakingly selfish.
“06880” readers can’t make their usual excuses, like “maybe it was a medical emergency” or “what if the brakes failed?”
Parking is tight in Brooks Corner. Merchants there deserve all the help they can get.
And no, police can’t ticket this Very Important Driver. It’s a private lot.
For a while, a homemade anti-Biden sign greeted visitors coming off Merritt Parkway Exit 42, at the entrance to a driveway on Main Street, between St. George Place and Wassell Lane.
Now there’s a newer, more aggressive one:
It’s clear the homeowner doesn’t like our president.
I wonder who he voted for, though. Once the January 6 hearings are over, I’ll try to figure out who that “guy that put America first” could possibly be.
Seen at last night’s Yankee Doodle Fair: the Westport 9U district travel baseball team.
The fair continues tonight (Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.), tomorrow (Saturday, 1 to 10 p.m.), and Sunday (1 to 5 p.m.), at the Westport Woman’s Club grounds by the Imperial Avenue parking lot.
A new store is coming to 46-48 Post Road East, next to Tiffany.
Blue & Cream is a “fashion-forward boutique brand operating in the Hamptons and NYC.” No word on when it will open.
There’s a new way to get to Sherwood Island this summer.
Wheels2UWestport’s Park Connect service provides free weekend rides to and from anywhere in its service area to Connecticut’s first state park.
Riders can use the same Wheels2U app they use for rides to and from Westport’s 2 train stations. Click here for more information.
Saugatuck Rowing Club had a successful week at the USRowing National Youth Championships in Sarasota, Florida.
The U17 4+ squad (Madeline Casano) Anne Cuesta, Ella Hecker, Hannah Makmale, Maddiel Speller) defender the club’s national title.
The U17 8+ (Rosie Lundberg, Victoria Bazarko, Claudia Chadwick, Alexandra Cowan, Maia Freeman, Leighton Davis, Mia Kirkorsky, Phoebe Bryan and Charlotte Seymour) took bronze, while the girls’ first and second varsity 8s placed 7th and 8th, respectively.
The boys’ first varsity 8 finished 6th. The U16 8+ was 6th, the 2V 8+ took 7th, and U17 4+ 7th, and the U17 4x 17th.
It’s a gray morning. But Jonathan Prager’s “Westport … Naturally” Owenoke Park rose photo will brighten this — or any — day.
And finally … in honor of the Westport Woman’s Club’s signature fundraiser, running tonight through Sunday (story above), here are 2 very different tunes:
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