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Monday, November 30, 2009

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Today’s sunset as seen from the playground at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Caroline Howe for


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Sunset Fishing Image
A beautiful sunset provided the backdrop for this fisherman trying his luck late today at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Snapping Compo Christmas Cards Image
Many visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach today were snapping pictures to use on their Christmas cards. The cannon, a Santa hat, and sunset made for a picturesque combination. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Beach Football Image
A late afternoon game of football on Westport’s Compo Beach today involved adults, children, and a dog. The day’s weather of sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-50s seemed more like October than the end of November. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Compo Biker Image
A bike ride along Westport’s Compo Beach this Thanksgiving holiday weekend was just right for this visitor. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


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Rollover Sends One to Hospital Image
A car traveling northbound on I-95 in Westport knocked over a utility pole late today between Exits 17 and 18, rolled over, and came to a rest upright in the wrong direction in the breakdown lane. An ambulance from a private ambulance service traveling southbound stopped to render assistance to the injured driver, who had gotten out of the car, said Westport Assistant Fire Chief Robert Kepchar. The patient was taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS. The extent of his injuries was not known, said Kepchar. Westport firefighters remained on the scene until the car was towed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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Tough Going on I-95 Image
It was not an easy time getting through Westport on I-95 late today as a rollover in the northbound lane between Exits 17 and 18 tied up end of Thanksgiving holiday weekend traffic. Westport EMS transported one driver to Norwalk Hospital following the accident. View is from the Hales Road overpass. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Chowdafest 2009 Winners Announced

Results have been announced from the two-day Chowdafest 2009 Friday and Saturday at Westport’s Unitarian Church which raised funds for The Connecticut Food Image

The 2009 chowder winners: first place: Gingerman (Norwalk) - Sweet Potato Clam Chowder; second place: Southport Brewing Company (SBC) (Stamford, Fairfield, Shelton) - Holiday Seafood Chowder, and third place: Rory’s (Darien) - Classic New England Clam Chowder

The 2009 soup winners: first place: SBC - Thanksgiving Day Bisque; second place: Liquid Lunch (Shelton and Milford) - Roasted Artichoke Chicken Gorgonzola, and third place: Soup Alley (Norwalk and Wilton) - Lemon Chicken and Rice (last year’s first place winner)

Kid’s favorites: Bobette’s (Milford) - Mac and Cheese Soup, and Ash Creek Saloon (Norwalk and Bridgeport) - Three Cheese Pizza Soup.


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Off on a Kayak Adventure Image
Two visitors to Westport Compo Beach pursued two sports in one today as they paddled in their kayaks away from the boat ramp with their fishing gear on board for an afternoon of fishing and kayaking. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


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Talking Transportation: Aviation in a Tailspin

By Jim Cameron

Special to WestportNow

Anybody who reads this column knows how I feel about flying. I loathe it. I would sooner endure an overnight sleeper car on Amtrak than three hours of turbulence on a regional jet. 


Talking to friends and business associates, I find I am not alone in my dislike of air travel. The airline business is in a tailspin. Airlines keep cutting air fares to hold market share while also cutting staff pay and, many fear, safety. 

Their fleets are smaller and so too are the jets. On routes that used to see 737s, you’re lucky to be on a Canadair RJ. And forget about 767s on transcons. They’re now run with 737s or A320s.

Empty seats?  Not anymore. Since 9/11, we’ve seen 70,000 jobs lost in the airline business.

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Saturday Sandbars Image
People and canines alike enjoyed walking on the sandbars that spanned the length of Compo Beach during Saturday’s low tide. The trick to walking the sandbars is all in the timing. To avoid a wet walk back to shore, one must keep an eye on the incoming tide. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


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Sunday, November 29, 2009

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Longshore Club Park - PAL Ice Rink open skating
2 p.m. - Westport Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Inspecting Carol”

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sunset Skating Image
A youngster gets a little help as he skates at the PAL Ice Rink at Westport’s Longshore Club Park today. Open skating on Sunday is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Longshore Ice Rink Opens Season

Skaters enjoyed the first day of skating at the Westport PAL Ice Rink at Longshore Club Park today as it opened for the winter season. video


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Bigger and Better Image
This year skaters at the Westport PAL Ice Rink at Longshore Club Park, now open for the winter season, are enjoying a 15 percent larger glass-enclosed rink surrounded by new boards. The new rink is 10 feet wider and 5 feet longer to provide more space for the winter activity which has grown in popularity each year since its inception in 1996. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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