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Breaking Ground for Family Y Expansion

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There was a groundbreaking ceremony today for an expansion of the Westport Weston Family Y. A $40 million gift from the late Ruth Bedford, who died in 2014, helped make the expansion possible. According to Steve Halstead, a member of the construction committee, the expansion includes the addition of a 22,000-square foot building adjacent to the main facility and a Camp Mahackeno makeover. Various officials and Y-connected luminaries took turns posing with the ceremonial shovels. Pictured here (l-r) state Sen. Will Haskell, Rosemary Halstead, president of the board of directors, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, and Patricia Riemersma, Westport Weston Family YMCA CEO. The original 54,000-square-foot, $38.5 million complex at its Mahackeno summer camp property along the Saugatuck River opened in 2014 after a move from its longtime downtown home. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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