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Westport’s Best Trick-or-Treat Streets

By Fran

WestportNow Consumer Correspondent
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Isnt it ironic and somewhat poignant that when it comes to trick-or-treating neighborhoods, what kids really want is Westport in its pre-teardown state: small houses in cozy neighborhoods, densely packed, short front walks, with porches sporting cheery (or scary) jack-o-lanterns?franhallow002260.jpg
Gault Avenue: one of Westport’s best trick-or-treat streets. WestportNow.com photo

Fortunately, Westport has a few of those neighborhoods left, and on Halloween night these treasured places become wildly popular.

(Surprisingly, one of our town֒s newest and least New England-style developments is also highly sought by trick-or-treaters.)

The good-hearted residents of these neighborhoods return the compliment by going all out for the towns ghosts, goblins, grim reapers, and Little Mermaids.

For the new to town or uninitiated, here are some of the best spots to score the biggest cache of Halloween loot.

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Remembers Westporter George Silk

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Part of ABC News tribute: WestportNow’s photo of George Silk taken last year at a Westport Arts Center exhibition. 2004 WestportNow.com
The ABC News program “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” today remembered Westporter George Silk, a famed Life magazine photographer who died Oct. 23 at the age of 87. (See WestportNow Oct. 26, 2004)

The brief tribute came in the program’s “In Memoriam”—Lives of Note” section.

It included a number of photographs Silk took during his lifetime as well as a brief soundbite of him talking about his work: “I just instinctively worked with light. I didn’t know ɖ you know, I have no schooling but I had that already in me very strongly.”

The closing photo of the tribute was a WestportNow photograph of him taken last year at a Westport Arts Center exhibition that included several of his works.

Westport Fire Department Marks End of Daylight Savings with Battery Exchange

If you are reading this Sunday morning and did not set your clocks back an hour before you went to bed, you’re up an hour early.

Daylight savings ended at 2 a.m. today (spring ahead, fall back, etc) and to mark the occasion, the Westport Fire Department, the Westport Rotary Club, and the Westport Firefighters Golf Tournament have launched a free battery program.

Consistent with the theme “change your clock, change your batteries,” the groups are offering up to three nine-volt batteries free per household. Residents are asked to bring their old batteries for exchange to fire headquarters, 515 Post Road East.

If residents need assistance, they can call 342-5010 to arrange for someone to come to their home, at no charge.

Interception Gets Wreckers Back in Game

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A third quarter interception and 47-yard touchdown run by Staples senior Mike Bruno—despite wearing a heavy cast over his right hand to protect a broken wrist—got the Wreckers on the scoreboard to tie the game 7-7 (with a successful extra point kick by Bryan Wrapp) in the third quarter of today’s 14-13 win over Norwalk’s Brien McMahon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo