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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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Snow Photo: Todd Tracy

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]
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A General Survey — of things

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Okay, first up, and most importantly, Saugatuck Congregational Church is back online! Or, put another way, has reopened! God, –I love that place–. There is no other institution, downtown, that embodies the spirit of what Westport is all about than that beautifully white, towered, building set back from the road with its luxurious green lawn. […] [Read More]
Categories: Westport
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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Holiday Sun & Shade

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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]
Categories: Westport