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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Minute Man for Peace Image
The Minute Man statue leading to Westport’s Compo Beach has taken on a New Year peace look.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


Posted 01/03/13 at 05:25 PM


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Curious if the WPD has any leads on who may have done this?

Posted by Rick Spoon on January 03, 2013 at 06:58 PM | #
(note 12:14 pm comment by ‘The Minute Man Crew’)

Posted by John Karrel on January 03, 2013 at 07:29 PM | #

Great, so seems the WPD knows where to go then.  Criminal Mischief - 2nd Deg - Class A, I assume since town workers will probably spend more than $250 to remove the garb.  Oh, criminal tresspass as well.  No big deal?  What if one of the idiots fell off and sued the town? It is a crime period - and cute or not, so too is probably the Santa hat. Stand on the bridge to make your political statment.  oh…and be sure to get a permit.

Posted by Rick Spoon on January 03, 2013 at 08:55 PM | #

Please give it a rest, Mr. Spoon, the old boy has been decorated often, every Christmas in fact, for years, and a lot of July 4s.  Just do a quick search of this site for Minuteman Statue. Beware, however, if you complain about the Christmas decor you may end up the subject of approbation on FoxNews.

Posted by Andy Yemma on January 03, 2013 at 10:20 PM | #

Disgraceful and get rid of all that crap that’s wrapped around the trees on the Saugatuck River Bridge on the Post Road.  What is that crap?

Posted by Phillip Topalian on January 04, 2013 at 08:24 PM | #

The above was submitted by Joanne Topalian - NOT Phillip Topalian.  Please change the name on this.

Posted by Phillip Topalian on January 04, 2013 at 08:27 PM | #

I’m not quite sure how I feel about this one…

In some ways it is a monument to those who defended Westport (really Fairfield then) against the British raid. 

At the same time I’ve also been guilty of decorating him.  As a former Westport Lifeguard we put a Red Cross flag on his musket and a lifeguard pith helmet on him the night of the Lifeguard Olympics to “scare” the other towns teams coming to compete against us.

Posted by John Harder on January 06, 2013 at 07:06 AM | #

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