We initially reacted to word of a new record store in Westport the way we might on hearing about a teenage cousin's new punk band: We applauded the effort and enthusiasm while quietly assuming it wouldn't be long for this world. But when we stopped into Judy Mills and Chris DeLine's Mills Record Co. on its opening weekend this past spring, we dialed back our skepticism. The space was clean and minimalist, the prices were more than reasonable, and the staff was exceptionally friendly. It has since become a community-oriented spot, hosting in-stores for local acts, while selling local vinyl, tapes and CDs. If a record store this sharp can't survive the digital-music revolution, we're pretty sure none can.