Westport's Beach Avenue needs to slim down

New guardrails exceed 20-foot state-ordered width

By Bruce Burdett
Posted 3/8/18

All had been strangely silent down at contentious Beach Avenue for months but that lull ended abruptly late last week.

Town Highway Department crews began installing a wooden guardrail along the …

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