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Tuesday, February 19 News

In Pictures / Westport celebrates the Fourth

WESTPORT — The Spirit of ’76 drew thousands to Compo Beach Monday, where the Parks and Recreation Department hosted the annual fireworks display.

“This is a great community event supporting a wonderful cause,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jen Fava, with funds going to aid the the Police Athletic League (PAL).

Hordes of people reserved patches of sand from the earliest hours, laying out circles of chairs, blankets, and even caution tape. At 4 p.m. regular visitors were asked to exit, and parking was turned over to ticket holders.

“We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening,” Fava said.