Tag Archives: Christmas lights

Pic Of The Day #2071

These holiday lights are the handiwork every year of George Reichhelm on Harbor Road, across from Longshore. (Photo/Mark LaClair)

Lighting Up The Holidays

Andrew Colabella is a busy man.

He works. He’s an RTM member. He moonlights as Santa Claus.

But he had time last week to cruise around Westport. He spotted plenty of homes with holiday lights. He stopped at each, and snapped photos.

Here is Andrew’s tour of our town. Now all we need is snow…

(All photos/Andrew Colabella)

Apologies to any we missed. If you’ve got a favorite holiday lights photo, please email 06880blog@gmail.com. If we get enough, we’ll run Round 2.)

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Pics Of The Day #977

Christmas lights on Marion Road … (Photo/Amy Schneider)

… and Hillandale Road …(Photo/Bob Weingarten)

… and Riverside Avenue dock (Photo/Johanna Rossi)

Let There Be Lights!

Tonight — without fanfare — the new downtown street lights were turned on.

Just as importantly, the old cobra-style highway lights were shut off.

The new lamps — lower, warmer, nicer — are far kinder to Main Street. They also complement the lighting displays in many nearby stores.

The west side of Main Street...

A soft glow on the west side of Main Street…

...and the east. Note the new, user-friendly pedestrian crossing in front of Banana Republic too.

…and the east. Note the new, user-friendly pedestrian crossing in front of Banana Republic too.

Soon, the holiday decorations will be up. They will be far lovelier than last year’s sad zip-line effort.

Now all that’s left is for Eversource to remove the old lights. Let’s hope they move more quickly than the contractors on the Merritt Parkway North Avenue bridge.

Meanwhile, further north, a lone snowflake glistens near Oscar's...

Meanwhile, further north, a lone snowflake glistens near a new light by Oscar’s…

...while Tavern on Main boasts its traditional lamp, and a gorgeous wreath.

…while Tavern on Main boasts its traditional lamp, and a gorgeous wreath.