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Tag Archives: South Compo Road
Betsy Kravitz celebrates Memorial Day, on South Compo Road…
… and with hands over hearts, a socially distanced crowd heart Gettysburg College junior Sophia Bookas play “Taps” this afternoon, at Saugatuck Sweets…
… while not far away, Lt. Ryan B. Weddle of the US Naval Reserves and his sons John and Ben — Cub Scouts, and Greens Farms Elementary School students — decorated veterans’ graves at Christ & Holy Trinity Cemetery.
They honored Joseph J. Clinton, who died in France during World War I, and for whom the local VFW Post 399 is named for, as well as John H. Darrow, 28th Connecticut Volunteers, who was killed in Baton Rouge during the Civil War.
Lt. Weddle and his sons also placed US and Navy flags at Westport’s World War I and World War II memorials, at Veterans Green.
It’s one of the most visible properties in town.
The new Compo Road South house — finished this spring — sits just east of the Minute Man monument. It’s right next to Minute Man Hill.
But joggers, bikers and anyone driving by can’t really see it. It’s hidden by a high stone wall, topped by an equally high fence.
Thanks to a drone and the Higgins Group website though, we get a peek at the 6-bedroom, 9-bath, 8,950-square foot home, 1-acre property. FYI, it’s “New England rustic traditional (that) interweaves with West Coast modern sensational.”
It’s quite a place. And — in an intriguing twist — the swimming pool is in front of, rather than behind, the house.
The asking price: $4.9 million.
But you’re too late. It’s already sold.
At first glance, it looks like just another nice New England scene: a tree, next to a decorative metal fence.
Then you look closely and go, Whoa!
The tree has actually grown around the fence, and the concrete steps nearby. It’s pretty cool, actually — proof that we really can’t control Mother Nature.
That image was last week’s Photo Challenge (click here to see).
But although it’s in a well-trafficked spot — South Compo Road, near the side entrance to Compo Acres Shopping Center, diagonally opposite the “Raid on Danbury” historical sign — not many readers knew where it was.
Phil Bancroft was first, followed by Michael Calise, Jo Shields and Morley Boyd.
Next time you’re stuck at that light — coming from the beach or the train station — put down your phone and take a look. You’ll have plenty of time, that’s for sure.
You can also spend time figuring out this week’s Photo Challenge. If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.
Nearly every day, alert “06880” reader Morgan Mermagen runs by Longshore.
For a month she’s seen wires hanging so low, she can actually touch them.
It’s the same on Hales Road:
They’re strung through loops, and are not affixed at each pole. The slack allows them to hang low in one place, high in another.
At first Morgan thought the wires were part of a storm clean-up, and on someone’s to-do list. Now she wonders what’s going on, and why no one has done anything.
She does not know who they belong to: Eversource? Optimum? Someone else?
She hopes someone will pay attention.
Hopefully now, someone will.
This one occurred on Compo Road South, near Kaiser Road. An SUV rear-ended this car. The guy who got hit went to the hospital.