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The New Levitt Pavilion

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I clearly remember the day the band shell was put up. That was something. A new outdoor performance stage facility downtown. It was glorious, the new Levitt. I was just a little kid, probably the reason I remember so well. This was before the new library was installed. The music was really loud, much louder […] [Read More]

A Saab Story

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Ever driven a Saab? Well I had, once, years ago. It was wonderful, so wonderful that last year, a few weeks before hurricane Irene hit, I bought a new(new for me) used one. I was so excited. Imagine me, a Saab owner. The whole idea was exhilarating. Downshifting into the corners. I imagined the Westport […] [Read More]

A Good Road to Ride

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Rainbow Lover

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I was walking over the little bridge at Old Mill beach early this evening. That little house in the middle of the pond is amazing because it never changes, it just sits there like it always has and probably always will. The water rushes out of the pond very fast. Must have been some mill […] [Read More]
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50 Dutch Miles

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Growing up in Westport I didn’t give history much thought, my mind was elsewhere. With colonial styled homes in town….., let me put it another way; I was aware that there was a historical record of Westport but never thought it that cool. In the back of my mind I had always thought of history […] [Read More]

Maps & Dutch Culture

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The huts they built on the island where he and his crew camped that winter represent the first European settlement in the area. With the Tyger burned and sunken to the bottom of what would be upper New York Bay, he needed a new ship. Between January and April of 1614 they put together, from […] [Read More]
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Templeton (6lf21) & the first Westporter

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The early to middle woodland periods correspond to about the time of Christ in Connecticut. We have to go back much further than that. We are going up the Shepaug River back a full ten thousand years. 40 miles up route 53 from Westport is the oldest site for human existance in the state, less […] [Read More]
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Robot lands at Mars–Big Questions

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Ray Bradbury, who recently passed away, was a science fiction writer. In the late 40′s he wrote The Martian Chronicles. The compiled collection of shorts tell a future history of man’s attempts at the colonization of Mars. His account of the native Martians and their efforts at hampering the Earthlings objectives hold symbolic truth today. […] [Read More]
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Obama lands at Westport

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Today the President of the United States Barack Obama landed in Westport, by helicopter, at Sherwood Island State Park. The beach was closed for security. Secret Service men were seen around town, eating food downtown, they have distinctive look, easy to spot in a place such as this. The mysterious ways in which presidential visits […] [Read More]
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Dacha Days

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The Secret Dacha Have you ever read one of those novels, maybe it’s set in Russia during the cold war, if it’s summer, they head straight for the dacha? Everything is different at the dacha. The days drag on…the sweltering heat….thunder storms and lightning bolts directly over-head. This will definitely be the summer remembered for […] [Read More]
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