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Quintessential Westport — Red Barn

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The Red Barn restaurant always did, and still does, offer that quintessential Westport experience! Upon my arrival the other night I saw Richard Nistico. The Nisticos are quintessential Westport restaurateurs. Richard is a legend himself! They just go back. In my world they have been in operation since I can remember. In a world where […] [Read More]
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Section X

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With bated breath — I clicked onto the Special Public Information presentation of the downtown Village District Steering Committee’s report on the westportct.gov website Monday evening. Why was I holding my famously sweet smelling breath, you might ask? The answer is quite simple: I have been wondering all year how they were going justify such […] [Read More]
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wait....which design standard?

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]
Categories: General, Westport
Map from VD study. notice red line excludes police station, Gorahm Island, Jesup Green and historic buildings on Myrtle Avenue. Why? BS is why

VD problem…Here We Go Again

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Okay…, — the report just came in, and it’s not good. All acronyms aside — this Village District amendment idea is going down.   As a preface, I would like to state that the inanity of applying for Village District Amendment Status, for select downtown areas, represents a systemic failure of certain town bodies, over […] [Read More]
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Westport Pizzeria building, now owned by the guy who owns the Empire State Building

Town Center Transformation

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Big changes downtown. Big big changes. Downtown is always going through little upgrades and the shops are constantly moving in and out – through the years….and decades. Nothing new there. However, with the Y gone, the Gunn house moved, the Pizzeria trans-located, the Levett revamped and the new trees on Main Street things are taking […] [Read More]
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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]
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Photo: Todd Tracy Media

Sunshine Fantasy

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This morning — as I approached the downtown area from the west side of the bridge I couldn’t help but to notice how the sun was shining down upon Saugaland/ or Saugatonia. It was absolutely breath taking, the sunshine took my breath away! I came upon the newly cleared away facade of the old YMCA […] [Read More]
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Out On a Limb

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I will never forget that early morning a few years back. I was in my studio composing rather complicated musical arrangements for one of these popular BBC tele programs. “What in order?”  “that noise!” “why should there be the sound of a chain saw, so early in the morning, on Main Street?” I thought out-loud […] [Read More]
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