The streetscape of Compo Road South near the beach will soon change.
Demolition permits have been issues for 2 homes between the Minute Man monument and Soundview Drive.
This house at 330 Compo Road South will soon be gone:
So will this one, at #296. It’s set back from the road, behind a thicket of trees and bushes.
A third Compo Beach South house — though north of the Greens Farms/Bridge Street intersection — will also be torn down. It’s #162, though the driveway is on Ivanhoe Lane:
Speaking of removals … Bob Weingarten writes:
“In the last few years, I’ve seen ribbons placed around trees that are to be cut-down by the town. Recently I noticed a more modern, effective and imaginative notice: one that’s written. Thank you to the tree warden and his staff.”
The tree with the notice is at Hillandale Road and Morningside Drive South:
Hey, artists! Do you want your work to be seen by hundreds of people every day?
The Westport Arts Advisory Committee and Westport Public Art Collections seek submissions from Fairfield County artists for 9-month loans of large-scale art. They’ll be displayed at Bedford and Coleytown Middle Schools.
Paintings, photography, textiles and other 2-dimensional media suitable for hanging will be considered. Proposals are due September 23. To learn more, email email@example.com.
Tip jars have become ubiquitous.
Whether you regularly donate, merely tolerate them or despite the idea, you have to admit: This one, at Superior Seafood inside Stiles Market, is totally on brand:
Tracy Porosoff was not thrilled to see this woodchuck tunnel near her plants. But she was impressed with how wide and deep it is — and sent it along, for our “Westport … Naturally” feature.
And finally … Happy Labor Day!
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