Category Archives: Pic of the Day

Pic Of The Day #845

Kids like Lily Josephine Katchmer are timeless at Compo (Photo/Melissa Gai Katchmer)

Mystery On The Merritt

Anyone who has visited the Westport Weston Family Y — or zoomed past Exit 41 on the Merritt Parkway — has seen the activity.

Every few days — because you don’t expect highway work to happen consistently — earth movers rumble to life.

They take mounds of dirt, and shift them from here to there. They do the same with boulders. They dig up some spots, flatten others. They look like they’re doing something.

But that sorry stretch of land, hemmed in by the road on one side and a forlorn fence on the other, also always looks the same. What exactly has been done there over the past few months?

Besides making the northbound entrance one of the scariest pieces of roadway in the history of transportation?

(Photo/David Meth)

Pic Of The Day #844

Compo Channel (Photo/Ward French)

Bonus Pics Of The Day: Storm Cloud Edition

The skies over Westport darkened ominously — and beautifully — tonight. “06880” readers were ready with their cameras.

Here’s the scene at Compo Beach …

(Photo/Dave Whybrow)

(Photo/Carolyn Wilkinson)

(Photo/Carolyn Wilkinson)

… and sailing into Cedar Point …

 (Photo/Linda Stern)

… and at Burying Hill:

(Burying Hill photos/Nico Eisenberger)

Pic Of The Day #843

Assumption Church, from Imperial Avenue (Photo/Patrick Goldschmidt)

Pic Of The Day #842

Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach (Photo/Michael Tomashefsky)

Pic Of The Day #841

Train station tower (Photo/Tracy Porosoff)

Pic Of The Day #840

South Beach by drone (Photo/@danielrosenkranzphoto)

Pic Of The Day #839

All that’s left, after a Beachside Avenue teardown. View is toward Southport Beach. (Photo/David Squires)

Pics Of The Day #838

There was plenty of action this afternoon and evening in Saugatuck.

A sewage pipe break half a mile north of the treatment plant closed Westport’s beaches — and Sherwood Island State Park — as a precaution.

The break is located near the Black Duck. (Photo/Michael Cammeyer)

State Representative Jonathan Steinberg says the break is below 2 big well fields upstream, so exposure is limited.

(Photo/Dan Woog)

Town employees, Aquarion workers and others from a variety of government agencies and private companies are on the job.

(Photo/Dan Woog)