Tag Archives: Fort Apache

Question Box #9

Our Question Box is not quite full. But now is as good a time as any to empty it.

Unfortunately, I have almost none of the answers to “06880” queries. I thought I knew a lot about Westport. Now I see how clueless I am.

So readers: Please chime in with any additional information. Click “Comments” below.

If you’ve got a question for our box, email 06880blog@gmail.com.

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Why is cell service so bad at Staples High School, Coleytown Middle School and the beach? (Mark Lassoff)

That’s a technical question, far beyond my pay grade. But it sure is a vexing one.

We can send a telescope into the vast reaches of space. We can (with a bit of work) elect a speaker of the House of Representatives.

But we can’t figure out a reliable way to connect the internet to some of the most popular places in a well-populated, well-wired town?

Can you hear me now?

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In a similar vein, a reader moving to Westport asks for the best broadband provider: Frontier? Optimum? Someone else?

I’ll leave that to readers too. Please be specific — don’t just say “they both suck.”

At least today’s providers are faster than this.

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What’s up with the line of cars parked on the Birchwood Country Club side of Riverside Avenue (near Rive Bistro and the medical offices) every day? I can’t believe they’re parking for the train, or any of the nearby office parks. (Bob Mitchell)

I’ve wondered about that for years. As best I know, the cars belong to Westport Auto Craft, the highly regarded body shop. Apparently they get moved there from in front of and behind the building during the day, to make room for those being worked on.

However, few of them ever look wrecked. And I’ve never seen anyone actually moving one of the vehicles back and forth.

Riverside-area readers: If there’s a different or better answer, please let us know.

Riverside Avenue mystery.

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Why is the medical complex at Kings Highway North and Wilton Road called Fort Apache? (Arthur Hayes)

Hey! I (sort of) know this!

When it was built in the 1960s, its fencepost-like architecture reminded people of a Wild West outpost.

It was a daring — and controversial — look, for what was then primarily pediatric and general practitioner offices.

Today, there are many more controversial buildings around town. “Fort Apache” blends into the scenery.

Fort Apache (aka 125-131 Kings Highway North).

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What is your favorite Westport restaurant right now? And what’s your favorite one that’s gone? (Anonymous)

You’re kidding, right? Do you think I’d tackle this hornet’s nest alone?

Westport has a robust dining scene right now. Readers: Click “Comments” to let us know your favorites — and why.

As for long-gone: I’m not sure. But I sure wouldn’t mind traveling back in time for burgers from Chubby Lane’s and Big Top, or meatballs (and the ambiance) at the Arrow.

One of my many go-to Westport restaurants.

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