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Spring has sprung in Westport. Alert “06880” reader Molly Alger captured these scenes on her Whitney/Salem/Colony/Post Road walk.
If seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list, scrap that trip to the Arctic.
Just step outside tonight.
Thanks to a geomagnetic storm — and clear skies — Connecticut residents may see the rare phenomenon this evening.
The Northern Lights — technically, Aurora Borealis — results from electrons colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere near the North Pole.
But — according to NBC Connecticut — our state is on the “very southern fringe” of areas that may be able to see the Lights this weekend.
Of course, this is not northern Canada or Scandinavia. Among the many differences: We have plenty of light pollution.
So if you’re on the lookout, NBC advises, find a dark area away from street and city lights.
Then look north.
(Hat tip: Chip Stephens)
Last week’s gorgeous , snowy and sparkling winter scene could have been taken many places in Westport. That’s the beauty of our town.
But — as Barbara Greenspan, Fred Cantor, Rebecca Ellsley and Andrew Colabella noted — Michael Tomashefsky shot his lovely image of the Saugatuck River on Ford Road. It’s one of the prettiest spots anywhere. (Ever since the embalming fluid factory left, it’s a lot more pristine too.)
Click here for the photo. And don’t forget to drive along Ford Road — slowly — whenever you get a chance.
This week’s Photo Challenge may be one of those I-know-I’ve-seen-it-somewhere images. If you think you know where in Westport it is, click “Comments” below.
It wasn’t the biggest snowfall. It shouldn’t have caused as many power outages as it did.
But it sure was pretty.
Here are some scenes, captured around Westport by alert “06880” photographers.
And now — okay. It’s March. We’re ready for some spring shots!
After digging themselves out — and getting power back on — “06880” readers were eager to offer up a few Unsung Heroes. Usually we wait until Wednesday, but it’s nice to strike while the iron (if not the weather) is hot.
Chip Stephens nominates the baristas at Starbucks. Despite the snow, they were there bright and early with his morning Joe.
But the greatest Unsung Hero — so far, anyway — works at a different coffee shop. JP Vellotti tells this tale:
“Like a lot of people this snowy morning, I was shoveling since 5 a.m. Like a lot of people, I needed my coffee before the train.
“The new Mystic Market was closed. Winfield Street just closed too, and Desi’s is out.
“But Romanacci — which is just taking over from Winfield — had a makeshift counter, and one pot going. The line was long, but it went fast.”
Here’s the best part: The credit card machine isn’t set up yet. So Venlich Aguilar — who is staying on after Winfield Street leaves — asked people to pay cash, if they could. Round numbers, please — too many people, so no change.
And if you had no cash — no problem. Just come back later and pay!
Last night’s heavy snow downed trees and power lines throughout Westport.
As of 9 a.m., over 1,100 customers were without electricity. That’s down from more than 1,500 after midnight.
One of the most treacherous situations is on North Avenue, at the Merritt Parkway overpass. A large tree dangles over the parkway.
Nearby resident Tommy Greenwald spoke to an Eversource crew. They told him that power would “definitely” be back today.
However, the Merritt was about to be shut down, to clear the tree.
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