I don’t usually draw attention to comments posted on “0688o” stories. If people want to read ’em, they do. If not, no problem.
But readers who didn’t follow the comments for “Deserted Island” — last weekend’s piece about the traffic island near Exit 42, now that its clean-up sponsor, Daybreak Nurseries, has closed — missed some great news. It’s worth telling, in a story of its own.
Shortly after the post appeared, alert “06880” reader Brad French commented:
No problem. I’ll have my crew mow it. I saw [former Daybreak owner] Dave Harding on Redding Road with the new SchoolHouse Nurseries! I’ll check and see if he is going to continue maintaining the garden. Looks like spring is finally here.
Almost immediately, fellow alert reader Tom Kashetta added:
Brad, if you mow it, I’ll have my tree crew go in and prune all the ornamental trees and shrubs at the proper time. If there are any insect problems we will also take care of that. I’m sure David will send his workers over to weed and edge the gardens. I stopped by his new nursery yesterday on Redding Road and was very impressed with what he has done there. The plant material is beautiful. I wish him the best of luck.
By yesterday afternoon — 2 days after the “06880” story — the island had been mowed (and all the signs put back in place).
Both Brad and Tom are longtime Westporters. Growing up here, they learned 2 important lessons:
How to love their town.
And how important it is to give back to it.