Laurie Wright and son James Rubin, 10, finish today’s 5K Minute Man race at Westport’s Compo Beach. James is a fourth grader at Green’s Farms Elementary and this was his first 5K race. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Sunday, March 03, 2024
8 a.m. – Compo Beach – Minute Man Race
11 a.m. – Sherwood Island State Park – March of Dimes WalkAmerica
2 p.m. – Winslow Park – Tree walk (meet at Westport Historical Society at 1 p.m. for fitness walk to park)
3 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Thurgood”
4 p.m. – Westport Woman’s Club – Democratic Women of Westport and Westport Democratic Town Committee host forum for 4th Congressional District candidate Diane Farrell
Despite more than 600 volunteers working today, organizers of the Westport Compo Beach playground build said they will not be finished in time to hold the planned dedication Sunday afternoon. They said they will reschedule the event for next weekend. View is through a playground ring. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
State officials are seeking to fill lifeguard slots at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport and other beaches in order to avoid last summer’s shortages.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been contacting high schools and colleges in hopes of reaching potential applicants for the approximately 80 spots around the state, including 12 at Sherwood Island.
The popular beach was left shorthanded just before the busy Fourth of July weekend when three of its lifeguards quit. (See WestportNow July 4, 2005).
Gina McCarthy, DEP commissioner, has told Westport officials that a new manager has been hired for Sherwood Island and that wages have been raised in order to improve lifeguard coverage this year.