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Don Felder to play Westport 7/25/2015, co-writer of the song Hotel California by the Eagles!

Shining City on a Hill

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Westport is shining bright this summer. The weather is absolutely fabulous. The sun has been rather penetrating. The humidity has been not too bad. The skies have been clear. The beach has been packed with visitors. Sure, Westport is a township on the water, but if it could be a shining city on a hill […] [Read More]
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Cultural Extinction

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With the Red Barn closing its doors I am reminded about how Westport has evolved over the years, since I moved here in the late sixties when I was one. There have been so many changes to the cultural fabric of the town — that I have learned, as a coping mechanism, to turn off […] [Read More]

Red Barn to Y 5mil rumor

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The Red Barn has been sold to the YMCA for 5 million dollars, according to unconfirmed secret sources. No word yet on exactly what the YMCA will do with the property, or what planning and zoning will let be done there. I for one am sorry to see the institution(Red Barn) go. All sides of […] [Read More]
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Body of Water

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It was wonderful to be out on the sound yesterday. I saw many thousands of fish percolating to the surface with shining flashes of silver. The sky was dark and brooding with streaks of sunlight breaking through. The blueish colored tones were constantly changing. White puffs could be seen way off on the horizon — to […] [Read More]
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Big Bang De-bunked

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It’s true, there was no ‘big bang’ – as it has been called, the beginning of the universe. It’s hard to explain but in a nutshell; some theoretical researchers think that 14.3 billion years ago there was more of a bounce, sort of a cycle of expansion and contraction. The universe is definitely expanding now, […] [Read More]
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The Baron's Land..Baron Walter Langer von Langendorff mansion "Golden Shadows" Baron's South Westport Conn. 3/24/2015 Photo: Todd Tracy / Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Open Space Observer

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I have been viewing the Baron’s Land issue as an outside observer. The latest twist is that the RTM might overturn a P&Z decision commemorating the Baron’s Land South as open space. At issue, all the hard work that has been done by an appointed committee to make a senior housing complex at the property. […] [Read More]
"Golden Shadows" , Dr. Baron Walter Langer von Langendorff's mansion in Westport Conn. 3/24/2015 Photo: Todd Tracy / Hearst CT Media Group

Golden Shadows Exposed — tour Baron’s mansion!

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Westport’s Planning & Zoning Commission, last week, passed an amendment deeming the 22 forested acres “open space”! What I really want to say is “Thank You”! Check out the pictures! The video is comprised of the same pictures in more of a cinematic high resolution form. [Read More]
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Vernal Equinox pics

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  From infoplease.com: Far from being an arbitrary indicator of the changing seasons, March 20 (March 21 in some years) is significant for astronomical reasons. On March 20, 2015, at precisely 6:45 P.M. EDT, the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. This moment is known as the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere, this is […] [Read More]