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The Westport Experience

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Sometimes I look around the world, outside the Westport sphere, and I am absolutely dumbfounded by how lucky I am. The world is seemingly erupting into violence at every turn. This town has always felt like a safe cocoon; there is Westport and then there is everywhere else. I often complain about Westport going through […] [Read More]
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Getting Parking Samples

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When going about trying to understand the parking dynamics downtown ‘broad-view’ metrics don’t reveal the reality on the scene! A planner would need to drill down much, much more, as I have done. I went in to every shop, about 3 years ago, just before I started this blog. I asked if there were any […] [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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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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Welcome to ‘Your Downtown’

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Did you ever see that Star Wars movie where the guy says, “we’re not the droids you’re looking for,” well it’s like that. “Your Downtown is not the downtown we’re looking for”. My downtown doesn’t exist anymore. The mix of stores downtown has changed: The First Selectman’s office has asked that Westport residents take a […] [Read More]
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Westport Electric Car Club Rally

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www.westportelectriccarclub.com Second Annual EV Road Rally Sunday May 4th 2014 Registration: 9am Rally start: 10am Steam Coffee Bar   Last year’s event was a super fun!!!! Special shout out to Remy Chevalier and Miggs Burroughs for doing a great job promoting this new Westport tradition. [Read More]
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The Village District – as an idea

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It’s the ultimate “scary board” of inquisition that kind of goes against Westport’s easy going casual/ creative nature. The confab agglomerations by the river were built up over time, during different periods. We have the Gothic Empire Westport Bank and Trust building(beautifully restored by David Waldman). We have Greek Revival downtown as well with the […] [Read More]