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Roundup: Masks, More


Yesterday morning, Rick and Amy Leonard walked across the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge downtown. They saw a friend and her companion, with a dog.

They watched as Stephen Kempson — the custom suitmaker and wardrobe consultant whose store is the first one on Post Road West — talked to one of the women.

He had noticed that her face mask was broken. So he gave her one from his shop.

It was a special mask — decorated with golden retrievers, just like her dog.

Why did Stephen have that mask? He sells them in his store. They’re $25 each — and $5 goes to charity.

He’s a full service bespoke tailor, for sure.


Speaking of masks: Here I am, sporting my new one from Savvy + Grace. (You can’t see, but I’m smiling.)

Those aren’t golden retrievers like Stephen Kempson’s. These show a nautical map of Westport waters. A great way to show your hometown pride (and stay safe).

They’re available at the store (146 Main Street) and online (click here).

PS: Purchases support Savvy + Grace’s #PayItForward program. Each month they donate masks to local non-profits.


And finally … last month was celebrated widely as the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. But the first vote cast by a woman in a general US election occurred 50 years earlier — 150 years ago today, on September 6, 1870 — when Louise Ann Swain cast a ballot in Laramie, Wyoming. The territory had just allowed women to vote.