The next step in the plan to create a new zoning district in Saugatuck — part of the proposed Hamlet at Saugatuck project — is a Westport Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing. It’s set for Wednesday (November 2, 7 p.m., Town Hall auditorium).
The P&Z will consider Text Amendment #819 and Map Amendment #820.
It’s the third public hearing on the proposal, but the first that will be in person. The first two were held via Zoom.
The meeting will be live streamed on the “Watch Town Meetings” page. Click here for the meeting agenda. Click here for meeting materials. Written comments can be sent to PandZ@westportct.gov,
Speaking of Saugatuck: “06880” announced a few days ago that Saugatuck Provisions will be moving into the former Fleishers Craft Butchery.
But our little morsel was nothing compared to the meal Stephanie Webster delivered.
Her CTBites — the go-to platform for all things foodie in the state — has a full report on the new venture.
She describes the “culinary power team” of Chef (and Staples High School graduate) Matt Storch and Susan McConnell — both of the highly regarded Match Burger Lobster and Match — along with Jimmy Bloom (Copps Island Oysters) and butcher Paul Nessel (well known from his Craft Butchery days across Riverside Avenue).
Stephanie calls Saugatuck Provisions “a new concept offering customers a curated selection of the very best ingredients from the land, sea and grocery, enabling guests to create beautiful restaurant quality meals at home.”
Click here for the full CTBites story.
And lick your lips.
Tom Scarice is a hands-on schools superintendent.
He doesn’t hide in his office. He loves getting out, and into schools.
But sometimes he doesn’t want everyone to know who he is.
Yesterday was a perfect chance for the boss to pop into a Long Lots Elementary classroom, incognito.
Take a look below. Can you guess which person in the photo is in charge of 8 schools, hundreds of employees and 5,000 students?
(Hint: He’s not wearing his usual jacket and tie.)
“06880” got tons of Halloween photos yesterday.
This tied with the one above as our favorite. It’s from 23 Juniper Road:
Back in the day, women accused of witchcraft would be thrown into water. If they sank, they were innocent. If they stayed on the surface, they were guilty.
Looks like we had a couple of real witches in the water off Compo Beach yesterday!
Meanwhile, few hours later, and a few yards away, there was this:
More from Halloween 2022:
The photo below looks like 2 dads, dressed up for trick-or-treating (with, hopefully, their kids):
But, Max Orland says: The 2 men did not coordinate their “Teen Wolf” costumes.
They didn’t even know each other.
Mark Silverstein was giving out candy near Compo Beach, when the other dude — Danny — wandered by.
What are the odds? Cue the “Twilight Zone” theme …
The Town Clerk’s office will be open this Saturday (November 5, 9 a.m. noon), 9to issue absentee ballots for Tuesday’s election.
Absentee ballots will continue to be available through Monday (November 7) at 4:30 p.m.
All absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8.
The Town Clerk’s office is located in Room 105 of Town Hall.
NOTE: Besides elected officials, voters are asked whether to amend the state constitution to allow early voting.
Don’t neglect the question in the upper right corner of the ballot!
MoCA Westport has carved out a niche for showcasing thought-provoking, impressive art, from a wide variety of artists.
Now, it’s teens’ time.
All high school students are invited to submit works for a High School Student Art Exhibition. It will run from January 13 to February 26.
Submissions should express the theme of “Who Are You When You Are Dreaming.” The open-ended concept was created by the Teens at MoCA council.
- All high school students may submit 1 work, and all works will be accepted. Participation is not limited to a specific town or region.
- Art may be a drawing, painting, digital/graphic image, photograph, sculpture or video.
- All 2-dimensional work must be framed and ready to hang.
- Work may not exceed a maximum of 30 inches in either height or width.
- Submissions are due by midnight on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
The fee is $10 per entry. Funding to waive this fee is available; email email@example.com. For more information, click here.
“06880” was honored this summer to tell the story of Wynston Browne. The non-speaking autistic Staples High School student had made spectacular progress in just a few months, using a spelling board — a low-tech communication device.
Three months later, Wynston continues his astonishing growth. Now Westport Lifestyle magazine has taken notice.
For the latest on Wynston, click here. It should be must-reading for everyone, everywhere.
Most “moon shots” on “06880” include some recognizable part of Westport.
This one doesn’t (though — trust me — it was taken at Compo Beach).
But it’s sure not a normal moon image.
Photographer James Doan took it with a telescope and an attachment that houses his phone.
He’s a Staples High School junior, taking an astronomy class this year. I give him an A+ for this!
The Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rats swim team are winners in the pool.
And out of it too.
This Saturday (November 5, 8 a.m. to noon), they’ll help neighbors in need. The Water Rats are sponsoring a food drive (plus non-perishable items) for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
the Water Rats Swim Team in their food drive benefiting the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The need is great: Pantry requests are double what they were last year.
You don’t even have to get out of your car. Just pull into the YMCA loop, and swimmers will take your donations. See below for suggested items.
This week’s Jazz at the Post show is “the most ambitious program so far” at the VFW location (Thursday, November 3, 465 Riverside Avenue; shows at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.).
Grammy nominees Antonio Hart and Mike Mossman join veteran jazz warriors and recording artists pianist David Morgan, Ron Carter’s personal bassist Boots Maleson, drum master Tim Horner and the “Jazz Rabbi,” saxophonist Greg Wall, for 2 sets of jazz classics. Sextet arrangements are by Michael Mossman.
The repertoire features tunes by Miles Davis, Jimmy Heath, Duke Ellington and Duke Jordan.
Reservations are strongly suggested: Jazzatthepost@gmail.com
This year’s fall foliage is the finest in years. Consider this Halloween-colored beauty on Cross Highway — perfect for today’s post-Halloween “Westport … Naturally feature:
And finally … in honor of James Doan’s stunning astronomical photo above:
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