Sunday, October 01, 2006
Inspired by WestportNow’s “Teardown of the Day” series and interactive map, a New Jersey community Web site has launched its own map of properties being razed, The New York Times reported today.
The site is Baristanet (www.baristanetnj.com) based in Montclair, N.J., co-owned by Liz George, who is also managing editor.
“Maybe something like this will give people pause,” the newspaper quotes George, 39, as saying in her office at her gracious 100-year-old home.
“Knowing you’re having your house on the teardown map, knowing it will be part of this trend, I don’t think it has a positive implication.”
For many years, Westport’s Saugatuck River Bridge has been lit for the year-end holidays. To get ready for this year, members of Al’s Angels charity group were were out early this morning removing damaged lights. Soon phase two to place new lights for this season will begin. Angel Al DiGuido and John Guinta (not shown) performed the bridge work. As part of its efforts, Al’s Angels supplies Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meals for the needy and gifts for youngsters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com
9 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Bike Tour
1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - Family Festivities Series presents “Jabberwocky,” “A Tales & Scales Musictale” appropriate for ages 5 and up
3 p.m. Westport Public Library McManus Room - Poet’s Voice featuring poet, fiction writer and critic Carol Muske-Dukes