The Historic District Commission meets on March 9 (7 p.m., Zoom). Among the agenda items, they’ll discuss demolition requests for 70 Compo Mill Cove.
From 1922 until his death in 2014, that was Allen Raymond’s home. A beloved civic volunteer who gave time, talent and money to Westport in countless ways, he paid a final visit there exactly a month before he died, age 91.
Also on the agenda are demolition requests for:
- 10 Scofield Place
- 32 Owenoke Park
- 19 Old Orchard Road,
In addition, the Historic District Commission will be asked to approve:
- An application for exterior repairs, new windows and siding at 18 Post Road West (National Hall), in a National Historic District
- Eligibility for a Historic Residential Structures Special Permit for 188 Cross Highway
- Exterior repairs at 39 Cross Highway, a local history property.
Click here for the full agenda, including log-in information and details for public comment.
Today is Giving Day. Homes with Hope — Westport’s wonderful supportive housing organization — is asking for help.
Just as they offer a variety of solutions — shelters, single-family homes, apartments and affordable housing, plus food and mentoring — there are several ways to support neighbors in need.
You can make a donation (click here).
You can post on social media, and ask your network to help.
You can create your own fundraiser too.
The tagline for Giving Day is “give where you live.” For people with nowhere to live, Homes with Hope can be life-saving.
Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d type: Thank you, DMV.
When my driver’s license renewal came up, I was not one of the lucky thousands who can do it online. Dutifully, I made an appointment. And prepared for the worst.
But the pandemic has goosed the notoriously inefficient, user-unfriendly department into new ways of working.
And boy, do they work.
I drove to Norwalk. My temperature was checked; then I was checked in quickly. I got a number. Two minutes later, it was called.
The clerk — a Westporter! — was friendly and funny. The paperwork was quick; the photo was, well, a driver’s license photo. I thanked her, and headed home.
Total elapsed time, door to door: 39 minutes.
I’ve waited longer than that while talking with a DMV clerk at his window in the past.
Like I said: Thank you, DMV!
What have you been dying to ask superintendent of schools Thomas Scarice?
This afternoon at 3:15, you get your chance.
Just head to Instagram Live (@WestportMagazine), and fire away.
Can’t wait. You can DM your questions ahead of time: @DaveBriggsTV.
During the pandemic, “CBS This Morning” has been honoring some of the 500,000 Americans who have died of COVID.
Tuesday’s show paid tribute to Sonny Fox. The longtime Weston resident — a legendary kids’ TV show host, among many other accomplishments — died last month, at 95.
Click here to view. (Hat tip: Larry Perlstein)
And finally … today we celebrate 3 important holidays. February 25 is National Toast Day …
… and National Chili Day …
… and National Rubber Ducky Day.