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A message from Westport Second Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker

Westport Lifestyle Editorial 3/20/2020

Dear Westport Residents,

As you may know, the deadline for Westport Lifestyle is almost two months before it lands in your mailbox. Between now (March 20) and the publication of this letter is the critical time for us as people and for our economy. We have no idea what Westport, or the world, will look like.

All I can do is speak to today’s economic climate, faced with the uncertainty of tomorrow and its casualties, but with the hope they will be few and that we can re-ignite the vibrancy we had before the corona pandemic.

We are blessed in Westport to have many smart, thoughtful and generous local business owners. The benefits of a strong local business community are numerous and positively affect all of us.

Now, more than ever, they need us. If you can, please dedicate a certain number of nights per week to order from a local restaurant/deli. Buy gift cards from your local retailer. Help their marketing efforts by sharing and engaging with them on social media. Tell your friends when you have a great experience with a local business. 

As the saying goes, it takes a village. I wouldn't want to be part of any other village. We are all in this together. So, please shop, eat, drink, promote, support local! 

If the time is not now, the time will be on the other side of all of this. I hope and pray we will all see that time.

Jennifer Tooker

Second Selectwoman, Westport

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