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Todd Tracy

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All The Good Things

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P&Z are the unsung heroes! Though I technically find default with the use of the’ most prime’ space in Westport for the Gunn house, I had never been quite so happy to watch the streaming video of the P&Z meeting on Thursday – how hard working, efficient and thoughtful all the members, taking an upbeat […] [Read More]
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World Not Coming to End, no cause for alarm

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One of my favorite things to do is to go out in the rain; walking or riding, or just enjoying the relief from muggy times with water falling all around. What could be more natural. Nowadays, the post-modern era, I find it useful however, when a downpour begins, to put a small bucket of water […] [Read More]
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Identity crISIS

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I’m having one, what else is new.   Westport is having one too. At least as far as I can tell, the signs are there.   Now for the disclaimer: I love Westport and everything about it. And it would ill me to think that someone thought I was being negative, no way, not me, […] [Read More]
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Orgasm of the Gods

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The concussive report of a rocket can trigger thoughts that otherwise would remain in the subconscious throughout the rest of the year.   The fourth of July weekend always puts things into perspective. Thinking back to holidays past our lives are rendered in a linear way, year by year, leading back to the American Revolution. […] [Read More]
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Furry Friends

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I’m still getting acquainted with my new neighborhood on the other side of downtown. Heavily wooded would be an understatement. There would seem to be a proliferation of furry little creatures, and some not so little.   The other morning someone knocked at the door, or so I thought. I nearly jumped out of my […] [Read More]
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MOU Bait and Switch – Baron’s not done deal

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As a neutral, outside of the process, observer of the Baron’s South Senior Development Plan I see things running off the rails. For the record: I love seniors, — and think that they deserve every possible respect and opportunity to live in Westport. However, I see a pattern of bait and switch from town officials […] [Read More]
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The Bulletin Board — every little town has one except W

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Now — there is no longer a bulletin board downtown. We need a new one and it should go in a little kiosk at Jesup Green. A town center without a bulletin board is like MTV without the music. The students over at Toquet Hall and Remy Chevalier brought this to my attention during the […] [Read More]

Sights for Sore Eyes

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How should I put it? – today was one of those days! Everybody I run into is a little bit emotional about the changing vibe around town lately. The first order of business was to buy some pants. What I was looking for was a bike pant; that could be worn in the rain and […] [Read More]
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Terra-forming Street-shapes

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The wonderful thing about the upcoming civil debates over the future shape of downtown is that everybody will have beautiful visionary ideas. The horrible thing is that, in the end, because of the nature of compromise, no one will get the downtown that they want. It is like Frankenstein, (if you have not seen Roger […] [Read More]
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Rising Up – the long way home

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Having spent years of my life, if not decades, working in recording studios, sitting in front of massive control panels and staring at computer screens, I like to get out-and-about much more these days. One might think it a glamorous lifestyle, stumbling out onto Hollywood Boulevard at 8am after mixing for 18 hours, but it’s […] [Read More]
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