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Get Ready

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With a huge blizzard about to blanket the region in possibly 3 feet of snow it’s a good idea to get ready! 1. Prepare for elecrical grid to go down. Gas for generator, batteries and candles. 2. Get to know your neighbors. 3. Do you have food enough for a few days? 4. Charge up […] [Read More]
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Wet fluffy melting snow

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It snowed about 4 inches last night by 6am. Wet fluffy melting snow. Plows were out in force as day was breaking across lower Fairfield County this morning. [Read More]
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Path to secret garden on von Langendorff estate south / Photo: Todd Tracy for Hearst Media

Baron’s Bead Game of smells Demystified

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The Baron of Westport or sometimes known as just ‘Walter Langer’ was hardly as mysterious as people make him out. Westporters love to put people high on a pedestal and The Baron lived in the mansion on the hill overlooking town. He, in fact, purchased huge swaths of forested land on the south side of […] [Read More]
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I Wonder

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Remember that movie from the 60’s with Mrs. Robinson and Dustin Hoffman. Mr. Robinson said, “Plastic is the future!” Well, Mr. Robinson was right. Here we are 47 years later and it is everywhere! I was thinking tonight about all the plastic in our lives: Everything is plastic, or so it would seem. We have […] [Read More]
John Allegra from Allegra Farms / 12/31/14 Photo: Todd Tracy / Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Out & About Clipp-eddy Clopping

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Downtown was hopping this season. I did all my shopping online but activity was briskly paced from what I saw, and judging by the traffic and parking, the usual frenzied last minute madhouse. First Night was cold but the turn-out, though much less than previous years, was still pretty good. John Allegra, the driver of […] [Read More]
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Innocent Sounding Proposals

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Innocent sounding proposals that fundamentally change the downtown we all love: Village District Amendment – what is it? On the surface it sounds great. –To preserve the “small town” look and character of our small town. Look just a little deeper, my friends, and you will see a terrible idea lurking behind the lingo… A […] [Read More]

Gunn House Crowding Monster

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Wow, it’s much worse than I thought it would be; the new location of the Gunn house on Elm Street. The old location was set back from the road. The new spot is towering over Elm Street, maybe 2 feet from the street. They should have hired a designer before they executed this catastrophic blunder. […] [Read More]

Wind & Cold this morning(video)

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It was shockingly cold and windy this morning. I was actually woken by the wind. I guess that’s just how it is when the seasons change. Check out the video of the wind this morning — short clips….   [Read More]
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Institutionalized Necrophilia

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Small town U.S.A. – Lower Fairfield County The lights have been dimmed, candles lit. It is the evening of October 31st in the otherwise typical small town — Westport Connecticut. Little Johnny Smithers, 7 years old, blindfolded and trembling with fear, is instructed by members of his natural family to put his hand into a […] [Read More]
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Downtown by the river – pics

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