The new tax bill signed by President Trump may devastate Newman’s Own Foundation. Since 1982, the Westport-based organization has donated $512 million to charities helping veterans, children with cancer, low-income students and many other causes. (Click here for the full story.)
That news reminds us of the actor/food and lemonade manufacturer/automobile racer’s enormous, longtime impact on our town.
From the time he moved to Coleytown in the late 1950s — attracted here by the movie “Rally Round the Flag, Boys!” — he and his wife Joanne Woodward — were good, giving neighbors.
From the Westport Historical Society and Westport Country Playhouse to speaking with middle school students about substance abuse, the couple did plenty for all of us.
Everyone who’s lived here a while has a Paul Newman or Joanne Woodward story.
But I’d sure like to know the one behind this photo, taken shortly after he moved around the corner from the elementary school: