Living in the condos behind the post office, I thought I’d seen ever conceivable kind of bad parking in the Playhouse Square lot.
The combination of poor design and poor drivers is deadly. (So far, thankfully, I don’t mean that literally.)
But this scene from yesterday could be the most jaw-dropping example yet of entitlement.
And I’ve seen hundreds of others.
Westport’s 11U District All-Star baseball team defeated Glastonbury 14-8 on Wednesday night. That’s the second straight state championship for the team!
Congratulations to Dylan Burdeshaw, Miles Delorier, Henry Ellis, Justin Goldshore, Wyatt Johnson, Christopher Lambert, Chase Landgraf, Jack McGrath, Luke Moneyhon, Torrey Rossetter, Toby Slavin, Grant Theisinger. Nolan Walters, plus manager Justin Walters and coaches Marc Theisinger and Jon Ellis.
Now it’s on to the regional championship, started Monday in Beverly, Massachusetts. Good luck, guys!
Speaking of sports: Oscar Edelman is a gold medalist.
The rising Greens Farms Academy senior just returned from Israel. He represented the US in the Maccabi Games — and his U-18 basketball team finished first.
Over 60 countries compete in the Maccabi Games — sometimes called “the Jewish Olympics. More than 600 players, from across the US, tried out for the U-18 hoops team.
Oscar — who stands an imposing 6-7 — was the second youngest on the squad.
The Americans went undefeated. They faced the host Israeli team in the finals — and won, 91-79.
Click here for the full back story, courtesy of GFA.
The CT Challenge Bicycle Ride rolls through here tomorrow (Saturday, July 30). The shorter rides use Beachside Avenue; the longer routes are on Long Lots and surrounding roads.
The heaviest traffic is between 7 and 10 a.m. e of Westport and surrounding towns.
This is an important fundraiser, for a great organization that helps people battling cancer, and survivors. So when you see all those riders tomorrow, slow down!
Don’t honk. But show your support with a hearty thumbs-up! (Hat tip: Gloria Gouveia)
Twiddle plays 2 special shows — with Mihali and the Nth Power — today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) at the Levitt Pavilion.
Also on the menu: Blind Rhino’s new food truck.
Former Staples High School baseball player/2003 graduate Casey 2 popular restaurants, in Black Rock and SoNo.
Now he’s got a truck too. It will be parked in the Levitt lot, serving wings and more.
Don’t just Twiddle your thumbs. Dig in!
Westport’s latest teardown is 12 Godfrey Lane.
The home off Bulkley Avenue North was more than 50 years old. The Westport Historic District Commission waived the waiting period, and the Conservation Department okayed a new larger build.
All that remains are the Bilco doors.
It’s been a while since we ran a cat photo, for our “Westport … Naturally” feature.
Michael Catarevas says: “At Costco, we get free cardboard boxes to carry stuff. We put them on the floor the other day before taking them to the car to reuse, but they were taken over.”
Smart cats, for sure!
And finally … in honor of Michael “Cat”arevas’ photo (above):
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The owner of the car in Playhouse Square must have experienced a medical emergency which forced them to abandon the car and look for help.
.No one could be that stupid or entitled (or could they?)
I actually saw her saunter out of the post office and get in her car. She took her sweet time moving despite people honking at her. No medical emergency in sight,
Michael, that’s catastic! They must have been reading the reduce/reuse/recycle posters you have up on the fridge!
They should become the mascots for the Green Village/Sustainable Westport initiatives in town. You can start a whole new franchisable business training recycling cats. Meoooow.
That parking job is an example of the “drive it like you stole it” concept.
Godfrey Lane is further proof that developers run the town and conservation Department is an oxymoron.