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Some Loved the Snow ... and Some Didn't

WESTPORT, Conn. — Call it a tale of two storms, or rather, a tale of two reactions.

"I love snow," said smiling Westporter Edward Saenz. The Old Road resident spent Saturday afternoon at the high school, where Staples faced the Darien High School Blue Wave in a battle of unbeaten Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference powerhouses.

The game was great fun, said Saenz, who marveled at the discipline of the hometown Wreckers as they dismantled Darien's hopes of appearing in the conference championship game, 42-23.

Great fun was not how Patti Riccio of Fairfield described the snowstorm. "We were blessed," she said, not to have lost power or have had damage to their home. However, she did lose some of the favorite trees on her property, including two beloved magnolias and two spider-leaf maples.

"It's sad," said Riccio. The trees were one of the things that attracted her family to their Greenfield Hill home when they purchased it many years ago. "It was like losing old friends."

Meanwhile, the day after the snow came was one of special beauty, clear skies, sunshine, temperatures in the high 30s and lawns with patches of snow next to trees still showing their fall colors.

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