Monday, April 22, 2024


Yacht Club Briefed on Oyster Proposal

Members of the Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club Saturday night got an update on the controversial application by Mariculture Unlimited to establish an oyster farm off the Saugatuck Harbor entrance. Dan Murdoch (r) chair of the Westport Boating Advisory Committee, briefs the group assisted by John Gillespie, a club member and chair of the “Keep Westport’s Waterways Open” group. First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell also attended. See another photo on the community page. Bill Balch for

Well Suited for the Water

Mike McNeil, 51, of Easton, was among today’s penguin plungers at Compo Beach. McNeil works for Northwestern Mutual, one of the event’s sponsors, where he is a financial rep. The plunge, with 240 participants, raised $74,000 for the Special Olympics. See more photos below and on the Community page. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) Thom Burrows for

More Martha Media Mania: CNN Hosts Morning Program from Westport

Oscar’s Deli customer speaks out on CNN. CNN/ photo
The intense media interest in Martha Stewart’s hometown in the wake of her jury conviction continued today with CNN hosting part of its “On the Story” morning program from Westport.

The live broadcast from Oscar’s Deli on Main Street followed Friday’s media blitz on the town after Stewart was found guilty on all counts in her federal stock fraud trial in Manhattan.

The CNN crew remained at Oscar’s into the afternoon, broadcasting additional interviews live.

Shorn Again

By Fran

WestportNow Consumer Correspondent
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In an uncertain world, isnt it nice to know there are still some things certain in life? Ice melts on the Saugatuck River in March. Days grow longer in spring. And so does hair. compobarber03060401.jpg
A Westport tradition, the Compo Barber shop has been in continuous operation since 1959. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE). photo

Which is certainly good news to those in the worldҒs most recession-proof profession, the barbers.

And it also helps to explain the disproportionate plethora of hair salons populating Westports commercial landscape.

Many of these are only too glad to offer menҒs haircuts priced well above the cost of a barbershop cut. (Worth it?  You be the judge.)

First let me mention a really special place just over the Southport border.