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Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Town Hall offices are closed. Board of Education offices are open.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “What Keeps Mankind Alive/The Last Library”
10 a.m. – Westport Library – Book Chat
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
7:30 p.m. – Staples Cafeteria B – Board of Education (live on cable channel 78, Frontier channel 99, & www.westport.k12.ct.us)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Westport Bridgewater Executive Costa Rica Crash Victim

An executive for Westport’s Bridgewater Associates, Bruce Steinberg, and his family were among 10 Americans killed when a charter plane crashed into a mountain in Costa Rica on Sunday.

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Bridgewater employee Bruce Steinberg with family in a Facebook photo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Facebook photo

“The Bridgewater family lost Bruce Steinberg (a senior investor at Bridgewater and a wonderful man) and his family,” Ray Dalio, the founder of the Westport-based hedge fund, said in a statement on social media.

“Right now, we are each processing this devastating tragedy in our own ways. At this time I will be devoting my attentions to doing this and helping others.”

Steinberg, 50, his 51-year-old wife, Irene, and their three sons, Matthew, William and Zachary died in the crash. They lived in Scarsdale, New York.

Our New Year’s Gift to Readers

WestportNow.com Year in Pictures 2017

As has been our tradition on the first day of the year, WestportNow presents a pictorial look back at the year just ended.

Now in our 15th year of publication, we are deeply grateful for the support shown by our readers and advertisers – more important than ever to have an independent news source in Westport as others close or cut back. We urge you to support our advertisers and thank them for helping make WestportNow possible. And we always welcome more.

Many of the photos here are from our readers, for which we are very grateful. When you see something newsworthy, please submit contributions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). And join us on Facebook, Twitter (@westportnow), and Instagram, where you can add #westportnow.

To enjoy the 2017 Year in Pictures, CLICK HERE. Happy New Year!

Gordon Joseloff
Editor-Publisher
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