Back Eddy: We dare you!

New Year’s plunge-for-brunch tradition continues

Posted 12/27/16

WESTPORT — For the 18th time, Westport’s Back Eddy restaurant challenges brave souls to leap from their dock into the nippy Westport River on New Year’s Day.

The dock float is in the water, …

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