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Westport Property Transfers Jan. 14-18, 2019

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Jan. 14-18, 2019:

6 Cunningham Place LLC to Cunningham Partners LLC, 6 Cunningham Place, $965,000Westport Property Transfers

Wendy Howard Epstein Trustee, Wendy Howard Epstein 2016 Revocable Living Trust to Jonathan D. & Brittany Steel, 4 Brightfield Lane, $1,625,000

Thomas J. & Suzanne Kalb to Abbe R. Gluck & Meir Feder, 88 Compo Road South, $1,261,000

Susan (Van Steinburgh) Cunningham, 72

Susan Elaine (Van Steinburgh) Cunningham of Los Angeles, a former Westport resident, died Dec. 3 in Los Angeles. She was 72.

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Susan Cunningham: former Westporter. Contributed photo

Born May 16, 1946 in the Panama Canal Zone to Roy and Anne Van Steinburgh, she grew up in Westport, where she married and started a family of her own before moving to Los Angeles.

After retiring as a film editor, she spent her time with family in Sun Valley, Idaho, Barnard, Vermont and Calabasas, California.

Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family, and in particular, her grandchildren. A light that shone bright, she will be missed and celebrated by all those who loved her.

Last Day to Pay Taxes Without Penalty

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Today is the final day for payment without incurring a late payment penalty for the Jan. 1 property tax bill.  According to a tax collector employee, there was a line at the office entrance on Thursday when many people presumed Jan. 31 was the the final payment day without incurring a late payment penalty. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Board of Ed Fine Tunes Proposed Budget

By Jarret Liotta

The Board of Education (BOE) Thursday night took what may be a final look at details of Superintendent of Schools Colleen Palmer’s proposed $119,283,880 school budget for 2019-20, with a requisite vote tentatively scheduled for its Monday meeting.

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(l-r) Board of Ed member Elaine Whitney, Vice Chair Jeannie Smith, and Chairman Mark Mathias. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jarret Liotta for WestportNow.com

However, owing to some confusion, the board has asked legal counsel to see if there might be a chance for more time for deliberation before it gives its official request to the Board of Finance (BOF).

“We’re looking to see if legally we can do that,” Chairman Mark Mathias said at a special Thursday night meeting, again reminding his board that BOF Chairman Brian Stern had said he hoped the educators would keep their increase request to 1.2 percent. Palmer’s budget seeks a 2.6 percent increase.

“Obviously we don’t know what levers and handles they have to pull,” Mathias said. “That’s their job to figure out.”

Friday, February 1, 2019


10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Fractured: Photographs by Spencer Platt”
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Liberty to Set Down: Migrants & Immigrants in Westport”
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
9:30 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Middle School “The Office” Night

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar