“On Thursday I announced that on Sunday, October 18, I was in direct contact with an individual who earlier this week exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 and who tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.
The result of my subsequent COVID-19 test was negative, and I’m not exhibiting any symptoms of the virus. To clarify yesterday’s statement, despite my negative test, I will continue to self-quarantine for 14 days (until November 1), following CDC guidelines and medical advice.”
1st Selectman Jim Marpe.
Happy UN Day!
As they have been every October 24 for decades, the flags of member nations fly proudly today, on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge.
That’s appropriate. The span’s namesake was a longtime UN advocate, and founder of the local chapter of the United Nations Association. She also founded jUNe Day, our annual summer event.
The Ruth Steinkraus Bridge is quite a hub of activity. Here’s a shot from last night, when this message appeared:
Who doesn’t like free ice cream?
Especially when it’s vegan, allergen-friendly, plant-based, non-dairy, frozen, nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free.
Plus, creamy and delicious.
NewBrook Kitchen on Riverside Avenue offers a free Sunscoop tasting event. It begins Wednesday (October 28), and runs through Saturday, October 31 — or until they run out.
Individual pre-packaged sample cups of the dessert are available in wild blueberry crumble, strawberry maca, toasted coconut butter, moringa mint chip, vanilla tart and dark cacao with reishi. There’s no purchase necessary, but there’s a one-per-customer limit.
There’s a discount for buying a 6-pack of pints (one for each flavor).
NewBrook is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a delivery of the 6-pint case, plus a free tasting cup, call 203-557-6087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week’s Photo Challenge showed the underside of one. Every “06880” reader figured that out.
But where was it? The William F. Cribari Bridge in Saugatuck? I-95, nearby? The new one on Saugatuck Shores? The old one on Kings Highway North, near Fort Apache?
Nope. No. Nah. No sir.
The image showed the view from underneath the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge — aka the Post Road bridge over the Saugatuck River. (Click here for the photo.)
It gets tons of vehicle traffic every day, and a decent number of pedestrians. It’s rarer for someone to paddle underneath it. But Maggie Gomez did just that, and sent the shot to “06880.”
As Dan Herman notes, the fiberglass pipes shown are electric and telephone conduits.
Besides Dan, other correct answers came from Rob Hauck, Robert Mitchell, Seth Schachter, Jay Tormey, Seth Braunstein, Jonathan McClure, Fred Rubin, Andrew Colabella, Robert Fatherley, Breno Donatti, Jalna Jaeger and Michael Brennecke.
Maybe there are more paddlers than we realize!
This week’s Photo Challenge is back on dry — very dry — land. If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.
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