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Tag Archives: Compo Beach cannons
Saugatuck Shores was hit hardest by today’s near-nor’easter. Jennifer Seymour reports:
2 hours after high tide, there was still several feet of water. My husband rescued me and my sons by kayak on the island side of the Saugatuck Island bridge. I lived here during Irene and Sandy, and have seen nothing close since then.
It’s tough to post a photo challenge involving the Compo Beach cannons.
But Lynn U. Miller found a way.
The talented photographer took a close-up shot of a spot every Westporter — and everyone who has ever been here — knows well. (Click here for the photo.)
Her image fooled most “06880” readers. Not Craig Clark and Elaine Marino, though. They’re as eagle-eyed as the colonists who spotted the British arriving offshore 240 years ago!
Here’s the next photo challenge:
The plaque — photographed by Westport tree warden Bruce Lindsay — seems important. What better group to honor than all of our local veterans, living and dead?
But even Westport’s most involved citizens probably don’t know where to find it.
If you do, click “Comments” below. And if you’ve got a back story about who dedicated the plaque, and why it’s where it is, let us know.
Two months ago Darcy Hicks, Lauren Soloff, Lisa Bowman and Nita Prasad organized a “Democracy on Display” rally in downtown Westport.
Nearly 1,000 citizens marched from Jesup Green to Veterans Green. Senators Chris Murphy and Dick Blumenthal, and Congressman Jim Himes, all spoke.
The 4 women have just begun.
Furious and heartbroken over President Trump’s decision on the Paris Agreement, they texted furiously with each other on Thursday night.
They agree they needed to do something to show how many Westporters stand against what Hicks calls “this callous and isolationist approach.”
Hicks created a Facebook page: “CTontheMove Candlelight Vigil for Climate Protection.”
The women are putting their words into action: The vigil is set for this Sunday (June 4), 7:30 p.m. at the Compo Beach cannons.
“We need to show the world that we are with them when it comes to environmental protection, global prosperity, and world participation,” organizers say.
“And we need to show our children that we are on the front lines, fighting for their future. This will be a peaceful but powerful protest.”
There will be 200 votive candles available. Respiratory masks too.
Sunday’s weather is not predicted to be great.
But the forecast for the planet is worse.
The quote above belongs to Katherine Bruan.
The photo below is hers too:
Happy Mother’s Day to every “06880” mom.
The ones who live here now, and the ones who once did.
The ones who are 30, and the ones who are 90.
The ones with 1-year-olds, and the ones whose own moms are no longer here.
Thanks for all you do. You help make this town wonderful.
In other words, you are all great-grand-mothers!