Standing outside an EV charging station yesterday, Congressman Jim Himes and State Senator Will Haskell lauded Westport for leading efforts in sustainability.
Fresh from congressional passage of a sweeping climate change bill, Himes noted that the new legislation, plus partnerships between public and private sectors like Connecticut-based EV charging company JuiceBar, can have a great impact on carbon reduction.
Jen Ogilvie just bought a house in Westport. But it’s clear she already knows what it means to be part of a community dating back hundreds of years.
She writes: “We’re in the Old Hill area. We were changing a few things, and found this.
“We thought it was sweet, and that the family that did it might want a picture of it, or even see it before we drywall over it again.”
If you’re the family that made this memento, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of homes: William Raveis realtors usually drive clients around Westport, showing off the town.
Now they’re looking for bicycle riders and walkers. They invite everyone — longtime residents, newcomers, homeowners, renters, young, old) — to the 2022 Ride + Walk (September 18, Calf Pasture Park, Norwalk.
The event includes two2 bike rides (12 and 24 miles), a 5K walk (or run), and a 100-yard dash for kids.
Sign up as part of the “Way to Go Westport” (as a Westport office participant), or form your own team. Click here to register, and for more details.
All proceeds go directly to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Spotted at Trader Joe’s:
Hope he didn’t get a hold of the Sunrise Rotary Club’s Sunny the Duck.
We’ve run some colorful photos for our “Westport … Naturally” feature.
But I’m not sure if there’s ever been one as beautiful as today’s, from Sherwood Island State Park:
And finally … on this day in 1979, Stephen Biko was arrested at a police roadblock under South Africa’s Terrorism Act. He died from injuries suffered during the arrest. His death brought important attention to the nation’s apartheid policies.