Tuesday, March 05, 2024

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Sunday Morning Beach Services Debut

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Summer Sunday beach services at Westport’s Compo Beach began today. Every Sunday through August, church services are held at 8:30 am. All are welcome. Bring a beach chair. Five churches share leadership opportunities: Saugatuck Congregational Church, Greens Farms Congregational Church, Wilton Congregational Church, Norfield Congregational Church and United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ed Horne led today’s service. In good weather, services are held at the Compo cannons; in inclement weather, they are held in the pavilion. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Fairfield Run to Impact Traffic Today

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The Fairfield Half Marathon will wind through part of Westport’s Greens Farms area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed graphic

The Westport Police Department advised residents and motorists that the Greens Farms area will be impacted today by the running of the Fairfield Half Marathon.

Runners will enter Westport on Greens Farms Road at the Fairfield town line, continuing to New Creek Road and on to Beachside Avenue before exiting into Southport.

Through traffic will be stopped or severely limited while runners make their way through town. Motorists should anticipate heavy delays due to road closures along the race route.

Race organizers said runners will enter town by approximately 9 a.m. and be off Westport streets by 10:15 a.m.

Fallen Tree Branch Closes Easton Road for Two Hours

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A large tree branch fell across Westport’s Easton Road tonight near No. 10, closing the road to traffic for about two hours during which time a Connecticut Department of Transportation worker sawed the tree into parts and removed it from the road. No power lines were affected, according to police at the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

UN Visitors Enjoy Westport Farm Life

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Rain might have fallen in Westport today, but spirits weren’t dampened at Wakeman Town Farm. The Farm hosted dozens of families who piled out of a bus and all were eager to see the animals and gardens. Elizabeth Beller, committee member, and Charlie Colasurdo, Staples High School liaison to WTF, co-hosted a grand tour of the farm with its new gardens, livestock and structural additions, including a goat shed, Alpacas, and Indian Runner Ducks. Families from Peru, Spain, Portugal, and the Philippines, as well as other countries represented, enjoyed a guided exploration of all the farm’s offerings, including an active chicken coop, a productive beehive, and edible Marigolds that protect the borders of the gardens from insects. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo